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 (bī′ō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭks, -mī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the structure and function of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines.

bi′o·mi·met′ic adj.


(General Engineering) (of a human-made product) imitating nature or a natural process
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Using the example of drag-reducing shark skin, this volume describes recent technology developments in biomimetic drag-reducing surfaces and their application to fluid and soil engineering, as well as the possible application of bio-inspired drag-reducing technology in natural gas pipelines.
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However, Biomimetic Membranes for Water Purification, developed by Albuquerque-based Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, represent a new approach to biomimetic membrane design and fabrication.
This new publication includes new functional materials, including silanes with embedded polarity, biomimetic activity and fluorescence.
21 July 2010 - The underwriters of BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc's (NASDAQ:BMTI) common stock sale have bought some 642,000 shares under their over-allotment option, the US biotechnology firm said.
Specific topics include controlled release and materials conversion using nanostructured supermolecules, supermolecular systems based on dielectric elastomer actuators for biomimetic and biomedical applications, optical properties of self-assembled colloidal photonic crystals doped with citrate-capped gold nanoparticles, tuneable micro- and nano-periodic structures in urethane/urea networks, biomimetic apatite coatings, mimicking biomineralization processes, molecular engineering of phenyleneethynylenes towards specific molecular and supramolecular organization for optoelectronics, microstructural influence on flexure strength of a ceromer reinforced by polyethylene and glass fibers, and fundamentals of the nanocrystal formation from supersaturated solutions.
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