Bioderivation is a term used to describe a process of which a biomaterial with desired properties to create hybrid materials.
Bioinspiration is observing a particular function performed with precision by a biologic system and then attempting to create a synthetic system that delivers the same service for technological applications.
Biomimetic materials design is a term used to describe a method in a model mimicking nature through a multidisciplinary approach.
Biomimicry comes from the word bios, means life and mimesis, meaning to imitate.
Smart materials describe a general term that refers to those unique materials which are characterised by their intelligence as they can recognise appropriately to stimuli from the internal and external environment.