Definition of automimicry
1 : mimicry occurring between members of the same species 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
2 : mimicry occurring between parts of the same organism 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
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