noun plural but singular in construction bio·mi·met·ics \ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈme-tiks, -mī-\

Definition of BIOMIMETICS

:  the study of the formation, structure, or function of biologically produced substances and materials (as enzymes or silk) and biological mechanisms and processes (as protein synthesis or photosynthesis) especially for the purpose of synthesizing similar products by artificial mechanisms which mimic natural ones
bio·mi·met·ic \-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of BIOMIMETICS



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absolute or relating to a category
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