mimotype

noun mim·o·type \ ˈmiməˌtīp \

Definition of mimotype

:a plant or animal resembling in many respects another from which it is systematically distinct and geographically isolated
  • the New World hummingbirds are mimotypes of the Old World sunbirds

mimotypic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of mimotype

mim- + type


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