life form


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life form

n.
An organism, especially when considered in relation to other kinds of organisms.

life form

n
1. (Biology) biology the characteristic overall form and structure of a mature organism on the basis of which it can be classified
2. (Biology) any living creature
3. (in science fiction) an alien
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Noun1.life form - the characteristic bodily form of a mature organismlife form - the characteristic bodily form of a mature organism
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
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Neither could I forget what I had read of these pits -- that the sudden extinction of life formed no part of their most horrible plan.
Gradually, they abandon that cargo-cult mindset and accept that they will never again become unstranded--that the interval between the demise of customary forms of life and the extinction of the human life form is all the life that remains.
These acceptable levels were based on studies of how various life forms survive exposure to the rigors associated with space travel.
Consequently, the life form, a teenaged girl named Chloe, can hear all Welkin's thoughts.
(2007) gave the life form and leaf spectra of Ganga Chotti and Bedorri hills, Azad Kashmir.
The researchers say the modern analogue for that first primitive oxygen-dependent life form on Earth is still with us.
The ability to reprogram simple life forms however we wish enables us to make vast arrays of precise experimental modifications of the cells' molecular conditions.
All life forms depend on six elements -- oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur.
Scientists can study the similarities and differences between the DNA of different life forms and work out approximately how long ago it is since their common ancestor was alive.
Therefore, the transgenic mice have been genetically modified, constituting a new life form.
When the new chromosome takes control of the cell, it becomes a new life form.
Tedow introduces the relatively new field of web science and supports the notion that the web is a new life form. Drawing from a variety of disciplines including life sciences, Tedow compares unprogrammed behaviors of the internet with the behaviors of life forms and finds marked similarities.