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Pronunciation: mod'el


  1. A representation of something, often idealized or modified to make it conceptually easier to understand.
  2. Something to be imitated.
  3. In dentistry, a cast.
  4. A mathematic representation of a particular phenomenon.
  5. An animal that is used to mimic a pathologic condition.

[It. midello, fr. L. modus, measure, standard]

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