mi·me·sis (mĭ-mēsĭs, mī-)
1. The imitation or representation of aspects of the sensible world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
2. Biology Mimicry.
3. Medicine The appearance, often caused by hysteria, of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
[Greek mīmēsis, from mīmeisthai, to imitate, from mīmos, imitator, mime.]
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