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mimicry meaning

EN[ˈmɪm.ɪk.ɹi]
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  • In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one species to another which protects one or both; in the case of prey species, it is a class of antipredator adaptation. This similarity can be in appearance, behaviour, sound, scent or location.
  • Mimicry occurs when a group of organisms, the mimics, evolve to share common perceived characteristics with another group, the models. The evolution is driven by the selective action of a signal-receiver or dupe.
  • The model is usually another species except in cases of automimicry. The deceived signal-receiver is typically another organism, such as the common predator of two species.
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    Definition of mimicry in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmimicries
    1. the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else.
      1. They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, but I still think I'm being mocked when he acts just like me.
      2. When animal mimicry goes really wrong they don't just look like something that a predator would ignore, they look like lunch.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en mimickry
    2. en mimics
    3. en midcry
    4. en mimick
    5. en miliary
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    Meaning of mimicry for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "mimicry" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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