mimetic

[mi-met-ik, mahy-]
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Origin of mimetic

1625–35; < Greek mīmētikós imitative, equivalent to mīmē- (see mimesis) + -tikos -tic
Related formsmi·met·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·mi·met·ic, adjectivenon·mi·met·i·cal·ly, adverbun·mi·met·ic, adjectiveun·mi·met·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mimetic

mimetic

adjective
  1. of, resembling, or relating to mimesis or imitation, as in art, etc
  2. biology of or exhibiting mimicry
Derived Formsmimetically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for 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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mimetic in Medicine

mimetic

[mĭ-mĕtĭk, mī-]
adj.
  1. Of or exhibiting mimicry.
  2. Of or relating to mimesis.
Related formsmi•meti•cal•ly adv.
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