- A representation of something, often idealized or modified to make it conceptually easier to understand.
- Something to be imitated.
- In dentistry, a cast.
- A mathematic representation of a particular phenomenon.
- An animal that is used to mimic a pathologic condition.
[It. midello, fr. L. modus, measure, standard]
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