biomimetics

noun, plural in form 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 (such as enzymes or silk) and biological mechanisms and processes (such as protein synthesis or photosynthesis) especially for the purpose of synthesizing similar products by artificial mechanisms which mimic natural ones

biomimetic

play \-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of biomimetics

1970

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