organic phenomenon


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Noun1.organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
natural phenomenon - all phenomena that are not artificial
dominance - the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not
abiogenesis, autogenesis, autogeny, spontaneous generation - a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
alternation of generations, heterogenesis, xenogenesis - the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
annual ring, growth ring - an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow
bioelectricity - electric phenomena in animals or plants
circulation - movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels
cyclosis, streaming - the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
death - the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
decay, decomposition - the organic phenomenon of rotting
dehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound
desquamation, peeling, shedding - loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
exfoliation - the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin; "exfoliation is increased by sunburn"
diapedesis - passage of blood cells (especially white blood cells) through intact capillary walls and into the surrounding tissue
facilitation - (neurophysiology) phenomenon that occurs when two or more neural impulses that alone are not enough to trigger a response in a neuron combine to trigger an action potential
food chain - (ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member
food pyramid - (ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below
food cycle, food web - (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
gene expression - conversion of the information encoded in a gene first into messenger RNA and then to a protein
histocompatibility - condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue; "a successful graft or transplant requires a high degree of histocompatibility"
life - the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon"
life cycle - a series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage
pleomorphism - (biology) the appearance of two or more distinctly different forms in the life cycle of some organisms
polymorphism - (biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences)
polymorphism - (genetics) the genetic variation within a population that natural selection can operate on
recognition - (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape; "molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into larger biologically active entities"
rejection - (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign; "rejection of the transplanted liver"
greening, rejuvenation - the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored; "the annual rejuvenation of the landscape"
sex linkage - an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other
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Advocates of abolishing cash have tried to portray the scheme as a natural and organic phenomenon driven largely on its own --a sort of "evolution" in human society, perhaps.
This organic phenomenon took the sports-TV complex by surprise at first, but now there are serious efforts under way to try to mine the movement for money.
PMDs are classified in accordance with the organic phenomenon which they most closely resembled (tremor, dystonia, seizures, etc.