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biomimetics

[bahy-oh-mi-met-iks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study and development of synthetic systems that mimic the formation, function, or structure of biologically produced substances and materials and biological mechanisms and processes.
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Related formsbi·o·mi·met·ic, adjective
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biomimetic

adjective
  1. (of a human-made product) imitating nature or a natural process
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