mimicry

  1. the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
  2. the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

mimicry

[n] - the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects
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Mimicry

The similarity of two species for advantage.
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Mimicry

The resemblance of an organism (the mimic) either to another organism or to a non-living object (the model), presumably conferring a benefit on the mimic in natural selection.
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Mimicry

Mim'ic·ry noun 1. The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule. 2. (Biol.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, -- a charac...
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mimicry

1. The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule. ... 2. <biology> Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; im...
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Mimicry

• (n.) The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule. • (n.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, -- a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; i...
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mimicry

in biology, phenomenon characterized by the superficial resemblance of two or more organisms that are not closely related taxonomically. This ... [17 related articles]
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mimicry

mimicry 1. The act, practice, or art of mimicking; an instance of mimicking. 2. The imitating of other people's voices, gestures, or appearance, often for comic effect. 3. Similarity of appearance in nature where the resemblance of a plant or animal to another species, or to a feature, of its natural surroundings; developed as protection from pre...
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mimicry

mimicry, in biology, the advantageous resemblance of one species to another, often unrelated, species or to a feature of its own environment. (When the latter results from pigmentation it is classed as protective coloration.) Mimicry serves either to protect the mimic from its predators, as when the...
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mimicry

Imitation of one species (or group of species) by another. The most common form is Batesian mimicry (named after English naturalist H W Bates), where the mimic resembles a model that is poisonous or unpleasant to eat, and has aposematic, or warning, coloration; the mimic thus benefits from the fa...
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Mimicry

describes the ability of an animal to pretend it is another. This can be for defensive reasons, for example the False Cobra which is harmless but appears and behaves similarly to a genuine cobra. Mimicry can also be used offensively, for example by predators that look like their prey. Animals can mimic vocally as well, for example the Fork-Tailed D...
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mimicry

the adoption by one species of animal of the colour, habits or structure of another species to gain protection or camouflage. Mimicry is particularly common among insects.
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Mimicry

In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one species to another which protects one or both. This similarity can be in appearance, behaviour, sound, scent or location. Mimics are found in the same areas as their models. Mimicry occurs when a group of organisms, the mimics, evolve to share common perceived characteristics with another gro...
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Mimicry

Imitating a harmful insect or plant to escape predators
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mimicry

resemblance to a harmful or impalatable species
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Mimicry

Presence of a pattern in a palatable species that closely resembles the pattern of an unpalatable species (= Batesian mimicry) (see also M�llerian mimicry).
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mimicry

close resemblance of one organism to another similar organism or to natural objects among which it lives for protection to the organism
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mimicry

A deceitful resemblance between different organisms.
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