Definition of automimicry
- In automimicry, both the model and the mimic exist within a given species; usually one sex exhibits a morphological feature that serves as the (evolutionary) model for members of the other sex.
- —Richard C. Francis, Why Men Won't Ask for Directions: The Seductions of Sociobiology, 2004
- To look more fearsome, some even embrace automimicry—shaping other parts of their body to look like their actual teeth or horns.
- —Kurt Kleiner, New Scientist, 30 Aug. 2003