organic structure


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Noun1.organic structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
life form - the characteristic bodily form of a mature organism
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
live body - the body of a living animal or person
body substance - the substance of the body
articulatory system - the system of joints in the body
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
endocrine system - the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity
lymphatic system, systema lymphaticum - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
musculoskeletal system - the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
respiratory system, systema respiratorium - the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
head, caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
crotch, fork - the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
pressure point - any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
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The Government, at the session last Wednesday, and at the proposal of the Minister of Social Affairs, Justice and Home Affairs, Xavier Espot, approved the Decree approving the Regulation governing the organic structure of the Police Corps.
Think of the bouquets one would make at home - a mix of variety and an organic structure.
For the viewer, this mutes the dynamism of the gestural marks in favor of a delicate, organic structure.
Problems in Organic Structure Determination: A Practical Approach to NMR Spectroscopy
Commenting on restructuring due to take place at the CBC itself, Georghadji said a study by outside experts was focusing on three areas; the organic structure of the Central Bank, its internal procedures and standard practices, human resources and governance issues.
Therefore, in organizations with mechanical structure compared to organizations with organic structure the incidence of corruption is more likely.
For Aquinas, "a living body becomes human when and only when it has an organic structure that is able to support all the functions of the soul.
Torralba said a church should be an organic structure that respects the past by having continuity with it, a structure that is contemporaneous but with a heritageconscious design.
Schedule an informal meeting or lunch with the CFO or VP of Tax to discuss the general functions and organic structure.
Peace with the Kurds would improve relations between Turkey and northern Iraq who would then convert these relations into an organic structure.
Fabricated in curved panels, they provide protection from the sun while creating a shimmering organic structure and identity.
In contrast to the sculptor, Louise Nevelson, who began working in the 1930s, Kurtz goes more for the origins of the material--the kind of wood, the smell and appearance of the trees, and the intrinsically organic structure of the twisted or extended linear shapes.