mimicry

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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.

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