mimicry

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noun mim·ic·ry \ˈmi-mi-krē\

Definition of mimicry

plural

mimicries

  1. 1a :  an instance of mimickingb :  the action, practice, or art of mimicking entertained his family with mimicry and comic skits — Cynthia Ozick

  2. 2 :  a superficial (see superficial 2b) resemblance of one organism to another or to natural objects among which it lives that secures it a selective advantage (such as protection from predation)

1671

First Known Use of mimicry

1671


MIMICRY Defined for English Language Learners

mimicry

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noun mim·ic·ry \ˈmi-mi-krē\

Definition of mimicry for English Language Learners

  • : the activity or art of copying the behavior or speech of other people : the activity or art of mimicking other people


MIMICRY Defined for Kids

mimicry

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noun mim·ic·ry \ˈmi-mi-krē\

Definition of mimicry for Students

  1. :  a type of protection from predators in which one animal resembles the coloring, form, or behavior of another animal that is harmful or bad-tasting


Medical Dictionary

mimicry

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noun mim·ic·ry \ˈmim-i-krē\

Medical Definition of mimicry

plural

mimicries

  1. :  an instance of mimicking something



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