Mimicry

  • 1 Mimicry — Mim ic*ry, n. 1. The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 mimicry — mimicry. См. мимикрия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 3 mimicry — index caricature, parody, ridicule, travesty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 mimicry — (n.) 1680s, from MIMIC (Cf. mimic) + RY (Cf. ry). Zoological sense is from 1861 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 mimicry — /ingl. ˈmɪmɪkrɪ/ [vc. ingl., da mimic «mimico»] s. m. o f. (biol.) mimetismo …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 6 mimicry — ► NOUN 1) imitation of someone or something to entertain or ridicule. 2) Biology the close external resemblance of an animal or plant to another …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 mimicry — [mim′ik rē] n. pl. mimicries 1. the practice or art, or an instance or way, of mimicking 2. close resemblance, in color, form, or behavior, of one organism to another or to some object in its environment, as of some insects to the leaves or twigs …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Mimicry — For other uses, see Mimic (disambiguation). Plate from Henry Walter Bates (1862) illustrating Batesian mimicry between Dismorphia species (top row, third row) and various Ithomiini (Nymphalidae, second row, bottom row) In …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 mimicry — /mim ik ree/, n., pl. mimicries. 1. the act, practice, or art of mimicking. 2. Biol. the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the model, such that the mimic benefits from the mistaken identity, as… …

    Universalium

  • 10 mimicry — Synonyms and related words: acting, aggressive mimicry, apery, aping, buffoonery, business, caricature, characterization, cryptic mimicry, dumb show, embodiment, enacting, enactment, gag, ham, hammy acting, hoke, hokum, imitation, impersonation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 mimicry — similarity of appearance between two species, the mimic gaining protection from resembling a dangerous organism such as a predator or poisonous organism (Batesian mimicry) or where both species are protected against predators by being distasteful …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 12 mimicry — n. [Gr. mimikos, imitative] The resemblance in color or structure to other species that are distasteful or poisonous to a predator; see Batesian mimicry and Mullerian mimicry …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 13 mimicry — [[t]mɪ̱mɪkri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Mimicry is the action of mimicking someone or something. One of his few strengths was his skill at mimicry …

    English dictionary

  • 14 mimicry — noun /ˈmɪm.ɪk.ɹi/ The act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else. They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, but I still think Im being mocked when he acts just like me …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 mimicry — mi·mi·cry s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS bot., zool. mimetismo tra individui di specie differenti {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1957. ETIMO: ingl. mimicry propr. mimica, mimetismo , der. di mimic mimico …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 16 mimicry — mimikrija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmų supanašėjimas su aplinkos daiktais, kitais augalais ar gyvūnais, padedantis apsisaugoti nuo priešų. atitikmenys: angl. mimicry vok. Mimikry, f rus. мимикрия, f …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 17 mimicry — pamėgdžiojimas statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Elgesys, kuriuo sąmoningai kartojami kito žmogaus veiksmai iškreipiant jo veido išraišką, judesius, kalbą. Vaikai mėgsta pamėgdžioti suaugusiuosius. Pravardžiavimas – viena iš pamėgdžiojimo… …

    Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • 18 mimicry — noun (plural ries) Date: 1671 1. a. an instance of mimicking b. the action, practice, or art of mimicking 2. a superficial resemblance of one organism to another or to natural objects among which it lives that secures it a selective advantage (as …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 mimicry — mim·ic·ry mim i krē n, pl ries an instance of mimicking something * * * mim·ic·ry (mimґik re″) [Gr. mimos to imitate] 1. imitation or simulation. 2. an adaptation for survival in which an organism takes on a resemblance to some other… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 Mimicry — Lighedsværn, lighedsdyr …

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