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mimetic

play
adjective mi·met·ic \-ˈme-tik\

Definition of mimetic

  1. 1 :  imitative

  2. 2 :  relating to, characterized by, or exhibiting mimicry <mimetic coloring of a butterfly>

mi·met·i·cal·ly play \-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


Medical Dictionary

mimetic

play play
adjective mi·met·ic \mə-ˈmet-ik, mī-\

Medical Definition of mimetic

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




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