mimotype

noun

mim·​o·​type
ˈmiməˌtīp
: 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
¦⸗⸗¦tipik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

mim- + type

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“Mimotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimotype. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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