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Word: mimicry

Definition: imitation

Sentences Containing 'mimicry'

As an acknowledgement of his efforts in the field of cinema, mimicry, stage performances and social service activities, Chinni Jayanth was presented with a doctorate by The Open International University of Alternate Medicine on Dec 29, 2013 Unique Style of Acting.
Chinni Jayanth (born Krishnamurthy Narayanan on 26 July 1960) is a Tamil director, Producer, Comedian, Actor, and Mimicry Artist, who has appeared in many Main , Character and Supporting roles in Tamil films.
Conversely, sometimes unrelated taxa acquire a similar appearance as a result of convergent evolution or even mimicry.
Gazzy is skilled in mimicry and ventriloquism.
Had this mimicry occurred in only one or two instances, it might have been passed over as a strange coincidence.
He has been conferred the title of 'MIMICRY SUPERSTAR' for his extraordinary mimicry skills and also for being the Pioneer in this field having popularised this Art form not just in films but in Stage shows all over the world.
His first attempts at acting were badly received, and it was to his wonderful gift of mimicry that he owed his success.
It did not take long for the Netherlands to decide to open an embassy in Austin, in mimicry of Belgium.
Lee Barron, in his essay "The Seven Ages of Kylie Minogue: Postmodernism, Identity, and Performative Mimicry", noted that the song "further established Minogue's cultural and commercial relevance in the new millennium".
Poulton urged Marshall to study insect colours in mimicry and camouflage.
She also has a great talent for mimicry that often helps in times of stress.
The "molecular mimicry hypothesis" is similar, however it suggests that cross reactivity between some bacterial antigens and self peptide can break tolerance and lead to autoimmunity.
The novel world method is a technique used in animal behaviour experiments that address questions on the evolution of warning signals (e.g. conspicuous colour patterns such as yellow and black stripes) that chemically defended prey (e.g. toxic insects) use to deter predators (i.e. aposematism), and also on warning signal mimicry.
Their coloration has an irregular dark cloudy pattern on lighter background; for one thing, this provides camouflage, but it is also suspected that it is – at least in some – evolving into aggressive mimicry by imitating a rotting fish carcass and thus luring scavengers to their demise.
There is some hereditary association, some suggestion of immune reaction (molecular mimicry) to a virus, and some cases caused by toxins.
This family includes the bee flies, true flies that have developed Batesian mimicry characteristics to avoid predators.
Thus, more contemporary forms – including those heavily based on the use of often risqué and politically incorrect mimicry and parody – have gained considerable mass appeal in recent years.

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