biomimicry

noun
bio·​mim·​ic·​ry | \ ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-¦mi-mi-krē How to pronounce biomimicry (audio) \

Definition of biomimicry

: the imitation of natural biological designs or processes in engineering or invention : biomimetics In 1948, while walking in the woods, Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral noticed how cockleburs stuck to his dog's coat. The result? Velcro: a paragon of biomimicry in practice.— Andy Isaacson, National Geographic Adventure, December 2007

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomimicry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomimicry. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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