Mimetical
Mimetic Mi*met"ic (?; 277), Mimetical Mi*met"ic*al, [Gr. ?, fr. ? to imitate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants; as, mimetic species; mimetic organisms. See {Mimicry}. [1913 Webster]


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