Definition of biomimetic in English:

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biomimetic

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōməˈmedik/

adjective

Biochemistry
Relating to or denoting synthetic methods that mimic biochemical processes.
Example sentences
  • Having tried to design nanosystems for almost a decade, he recently turned to biomimetic principles (mimicking nature) with promising results.
  • Polymers play an important role in many biological systems, so a fundamental understanding of their cross-links is crucial not only for the development of medicines but also for the development of biomimetic materials.
  • This concentration effect was also observed in biomimetic systems.

Derivatives

biomimetics

noun
Example sentences
  • Supported lipid bilayers are popular as model systems for cell membranes and are promising for future applications in diagnostic devices and biomimetics.
  • Against this backdrop, it is easy to see why several funding agencies have expanded the area of research in biomimetics - in particular, biomimetic electromagnetic sensing.
  • Building a scorpion based on biologically derived design principles is the basis of a new discipline called biomimetics, or the mimicking of nature.

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Syllabification: bi·o·mi·met·ic

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