To imitate or simulate. [G. mimikos, imitating, fr. mimos, a m.]
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mim·ic 'mim-ik n one that mimics <a \mimic of a naturally occurring hormone>
mimic vt, mim·icked -ikt; mim·ick·ing to imitate or resemble closely: as
a) to imitate the symptoms of <an acute inflammatory process located in the ileocecal region \mimics acute appendicitis (Merck Manual)>
b) to produce an effect and esp. a physiological effect similar to <chemically unrelated to the hormone that it \mimics (Chem. & Engineering News)>

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mim·ic (mimґik) 1. mimetic (def. 1). 2. one who imitates, or that which imitates. 3. to imitate or simulate.

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