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mimetic adj
1 characterized by or of the nature of or using mimesis; "a mimetic dance"; "the mimetic presentation of images"
2 exhibiting mimicry; "mimetic coloring of a butterfly"; "the mimetic tendency of infancy"- R.W.Hamilton

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  1. Exhibiting mimesis

Derived terms


  1. Something mimetic or imitative.
  2. A type of mnemonic.
  3. A substance with similar pharmacological effects to another substance.

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Mimetic has several different uses:

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