Mimicry Definition: Examples, In a Sentence…


mim·ic·ry / mim.ik.re

noun – a plant or animal that looks very similar to another plant, animal, or object. Often for either defensive or aggressive purposes.

types of mimicry: aggressive mimicry, Batesian mimicry, Mullerian mimicry, and Automimcry

mimicry in a sentence: the red-bellied pacu mimics the red-bellied piranha so predators know to stay away!

examples of mimicry in nature:  red-bellied pacu and piranha, orchid mantis

see also: aggressive mimicry

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