Pronunciation: (mi-mē'sis, mī-), [key]
1. Rhet.imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, as in order to represent his or her character.
4. Also,mimosis. Pathol.
a. the simulation, due to hysteria, of the symptoms of a disease.
b. the simulation of the symptoms of one disease by another.
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