nounWord forms: plural ˈmimicries
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 of plants: it serves to disguise or conceal an organism from a predator or prey
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