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mimetic

Biology of or exhibiting mimicry

mimetic

[mə′med·ik]
(crystallography)
Pertaining to a crystal that is twinned or malformed but whose crystal symmetry appears to be of a higher grade than it actually is.
(petrology)
Of a tectonite, having a deformation fabric, formed by mimetic crystallization, that reflects and is influenced by preexisting anisotropic structure.
(zoology)
Pertaining to or exhibiting mimicry.
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In this paper, we will argue for a three-level conceptual model of design mimetics and introduce a novel concept of cognitive mimetics to refer to the mimicry of higher cognitive processes for designing intelligent technology.
That said, epidemiological data suggests that CR and CR mimetics are playing a role in the long-term health of Okinawans.
Dr Lindeman said that early results suggest navitoclax (an orally-available BH3 mimetic) could provide new hope for treating some breast cancers that are not candidates for other currently available treatments.
Mimetics in Japanese, as is the case with mimetics in other languages, have drawn a great deal of attention due to their elusive nature.
The whole process is mimetic, or imitative but, in Philostratus, there are no direct and explicit indications of that fundamental fact.
Fat mimetics The third category of fat substitutes is actually not a fat at all.
The program will sell for $89 in the U.S., and Mimetics is interested in finding distributors for the North American market.
By utilizing the expertise of the supplier in understanding the functionalities of different specialty food starches and recognizing that every food formulated and processed differs in reaction with any fat replacer utilized, this new line of fat mimetics is claimed to provide advantages over alternative substitutes available.
According to the company, the US Patent 8,580,746, entitled 'Amide Linkage Cyclic Natriuretic Peptide Constructs,' has composition of matter claims to a novel series of mimetics of atrial natriuretic peptide.
Mimetics, ideophones, expressives, and onomatopoeias have been marginalized in modern linguistics since de Saussure laid its foundation: "[Onomatopoetic words] are never organic elements of a linguistic system" (De Saussure (1983 [1916]: 69).
8 January 2010 - TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals said today it has completed dosing of the first cohort in a Phase I trial of its selective SMAC mimetic, TL32711, in patients with refractory solid tumours or lymphoma.
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