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mimic

1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation. The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply, The habit mimic, and the mien belie. (Dryden)

2. (Science: biology) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.

Synonym: To ape, imitate, counterfeit, mock.

Origin: Mimicked; Mimicking.


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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... need for a culturaly rich world, where differences are not only accepted, but encouraged to blossom. The tendency of most developing countries to mimic the western way of life is but an example of how much the importance of differentiation is being ignored. Another example is our tendency for ...

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by cakrit
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Vaccine for HIV

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:47 pm
 
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Topic: Vaccine for HIV
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Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan

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by nicholasetew
Mon May 28, 2012 7:23 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mimicry - Mertensian/Emsleyan
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Hypothetical experiment

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by Cat
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:53 pm
 
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Topic: Hypothetical experiment
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Re: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body

... what I have researched, the human body produces more positive than negative magnetic fields. Harmful pathogens ie virus, bacteria, fungi, cancer mimic the positive magnetic field with greater strength and thus win out against the weaker natural positive magnetic field of the human organism. Thus ...

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by miak
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:58 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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