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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.
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(General Engineering) (of a human-made product) imitating nature or a natural process
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