living substance

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: substance - the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)living substance - the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
karyoplasm, nucleoplasm - the protoplasm that constitutes the nucleus of a cell
germ plasm, plasm - the protoplasm of the germ cells that contains chromosomes and genes
blood platelet, platelet, thrombocyte - tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood; essential for blood clotting
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Vincy, blustering as he was, had as little of his own way as if he had been a prime minister: the force of circumstances was easily too much for him, as it is for most pleasure-loving florid men; and the circumstance called Rosamond was particularly forcible by means of that mild persistence which, as we know, enables a white soft living substance to make its way in spite of opposing rock.
Breast milk is a living substance that is impossible to duplicate or replicate in industry....
Gikas said: "Bone is a living substance and will continue to grow and bond itself over time if it's strong and healthy.
First of all, how can anyone or any entity obtain a patent on a living substance that grows in the wild and has been known for about ( 5,000 years ?
The making of fermented drinks is largely a preoccupation with a living substance. It is ultimately connected with the natural life of mankind and the recurrent cycle performed is that of a living entity.
Waseem Khawaja of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) said it was a high time to educate people that breastmilk protected babies as what is a living substance containing antibodies and other protective factors.
The strategy of looking to the biological works for ways to resolve metaphysical puzzles concerning substance is implicitly challenged by Alan Code's "An Aristotelian Puzzle about Definition: Metaphysics Z.12." Within that chapter Aristotle argues that if a definition is a principle of both the unity and the substantiality of a living substance, such a principle is to be found in the differentia expressed in a definition, taking the form genus + differentia.
They are almost never found in their pure state; rather, each one will be found insofar as its properties are found in some compound or living substance. Even the water that we drink and the air that we breathe are not instances of pure elements; they are compounds that are dominated by the obvious element but that also contain important traces of the other elements.
Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet first described the necessity of biological self after watching an ameba ingest and digest another microorganism: "The fact that one is digested, and the other not, demands that in some way or other the living substance of the ameba can distinguish between the chemical structure characteristics of 'self' and any sufficiently different chemical structure as 'non-self'" (2).
Lately researchers have been toying with the notion that the first living substance was RNA, a relative of DNA.
The flesh of the saint (his penitential body, the living substance without which the image has no point) emerges from a complex system designed to render a complex shape accurately.