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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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