Refers to a laboratory procedure designed to imitate a natural
chemical process. Also refers to a compound that mimics a biological
material in its structure or function.
PAC, 1997, 69, 1251
(Glossary of terms used in bioinorganic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1997))
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