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mimetic

[mi-met-ik, mahy-] /mɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ-/
adjective
1.
characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry:
mimetic gestures.
2.
mimic or make-believe.
Origin of mimetic
1625-1635
1625-35; < Greek mīmētikós imitative, equivalent to mīmē- (see mimesis) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
mimetically, adverb
nonmimetic, adjective
nonmimetically, adverb
unmimetic, adjective
unmimetically, adverb
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Historical Examples
  • Fryer also noted that the mimetic forms of P. polytes were taken as well as the non-mimetic.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • In some of the orb-weaving spiders the males mimic ants, while the much larger females are non-mimetic.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
  • Actually for P. polytes the decrease would not be so marked because the male is non-mimetic.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • If this factor, which may be called X, be added to the constitution of a non-mimetic female it turns it into a mimetic.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • Its advantage as compared with the non-mimetic form will be very much less.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • For the present we may consider one of these factors, X, which involves the proportion of mimetic to non-mimetic forms.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • On the other hand a non-mimetic female accompanied by a mimetic male is excessively rare.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
  • A distribution of black pigment similar to that found in a model and its mimic may occur also in a non-mimetic ally of the mimic.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett
British Dictionary definitions for non-mimetic

mimetic

/mɪˈmɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
2.
(biology) of or exhibiting mimicry
Derived Forms
mimetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-mimetic

mimetic

adj.

1630s, "having an aptitude for mimicry," from Greek mimetikos "imitative, good at imitating," from mimetos, verbal adjective of mimeisthai "to imitate." Originally of persons, attested of animals or plants from 1851. Related: Mimetical (1610s); mimetically.

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non-mimetic in Medicine

mimetic mi·met·ic (mĭ-mět'ĭk, mī-)
adj.

  1. Of or exhibiting mimicry.

  2. Of or relating to mimesis.


mi·met'i·cal·ly adv.
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