Mimicry



[mim-ik-ree] /ˈmɪm ɪk ri/

noun, plural mimicries.
1.
the act, practice, or art of .
2.
Biology. the close external resemblance of an organism, the , to some different organism, the model, such that the benefits from the mistaken identity, as seeming to be unpalatable or harmful.
3.
an instance, performance, or result of .
/ˈmɪmɪkrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the act or art of copying or imitating closely; mimicking
2.
the resemblance shown by one animal species, esp an insect, to another, which protects it from predators
n.

1680s, from mimic + -ry. Zoological sense is from 1861.

mimicry mim·ic·ry (mĭm’ĭ-krē)
n.
The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection.
mimicry
(mĭm’ĭ-krē)
The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment or protection from predators. See also aggressive mimicry, Batesian mimicry, Müllerian mimicry.

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