adjective mi·met·ic \-ˈme-tik\

Definition of MIMETIC

:  imitative
:  relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting mimicry <mimetic coloring of a butterfly>
mi·met·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of MIMETIC

  1. <boys have a tendency toward mimetic behavior, often imitating their fathers at a fairly early age>

Origin of MIMETIC

Late Latin mimeticus, from Greek mimētikos, from mimeisthai to imitate, from mimos mime
First Known Use: 1637


adjective mi·met·ic \mə-ˈmet-ik, mī-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MIMETIC

:  simulating the action or effect of—usually used in combination <sympathomimetic drugs> <adrenocorticomimetic activity>


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