Biology. the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the model, such that the mimic benefits from the mistaken identity, as seeming to be unpalatable or harmful.
mimicry [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (mĭm'ĭ-krē) Pronunciation Key
The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment or protection from predators. See also aggressive mimicry, Batesian mimicry, Müllerian mimicry.