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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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In its latest document that outlines blueprints for key defense technologies development, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) rolled out its plan to actively apply the so-called biomimetics to the military's future weapons systems.
In a 2013 Bioinspiration & Biomimetics article, "The State of the Art in Biomimetics," Nathan Lepora, Paul Verschure, and Tony Prescott report a 14-fold increase between 2000 and 2010 in the number of patents containing variations of the word biomimicry; many of these patents have been commercialized.
One attractive approach to bestow osteoinductivity is to mimic the native environmental structure of the extracellular matrix (ECM), that is, biomimetics, which garnered considerable interest in the field of dental implantology [82].
The formulation was crafted by Jules Zecchino, chief scientist with BioMimetics Laboratories.
"When we realized how good the properties of the fibres were, it turned into a biomimetics project."
Trimmer, PhD, who directs the Neuromechanics and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory at Tufts University (Medford, MA) said that this innovative work highlights two important aspects of our emerging field; first it is inspired and informed by animal studies (biomimetics), and second it exploits novel soft actuators to achieve life-like robot movements and controls.
Biomimetics; advancing nanobiomaterials and tissue engineering.
But conventional biomimetics, looking to nature for inspiration on specific practical performance issues, is only part of Harman's bigger view.
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The study is published itn the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.
British technology company Pursuit Dynamics (LON:PDX) said on Wednesday it had agreed to create a 50/50 joint venture with life sciences firm Biomimetics Health Industries (UK) to focus on disinfection and decontamination solutions.