biomimetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
bio·​mi·​met·​ics | \ ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈme-tiks How to pronounce biomimetics (audio) , -mī- How to pronounce biomimetics (audio) \

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

Other Words from biomimetics

biomimetic \ ˌbī-​ō-​mə-​ˈme-​tik How to pronounce biomimetic (audio) \ adjective

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomimetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomimetics. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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