physical structure


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Noun1.physical 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 physical structure of their bodies seemed identical with those of the therns, the red men, and my own.
how the differences between different chemical elements can be accounted for by differences of physical structure, the constituents of the structure being electrons which are exactly alike in all kinds of matter.
BAHAWALPUR -- Parks and Horticulture Authority's ongoing drive to check the physical fitness on the quality of the physical structure of a total number of 261 bill-boards and hoardings has found 137 bill-boards in dangerous state and therefore necessary repair work of these vulnerable structures has been started by the concerned departments.
Ectomycorrhizae are a type of mycorrhizae that procedure a dense sheath around the physical structure of plant roots, from which the hyphae grow; in endomycorrhizae, mycelium is entrenched within the root tissue, not forming a sheath around the root system.
The potential for a physical structure to become a symbol of political authority takes precedence over the understanding of how the physical structure will impact the environment.
Their topics include: to the cell and beyond, the realm of molecular genetics, nucleic acids, principles and applications of recombinant DNA, the physical structure of the genomic material, transcription in eukaryotes, the regulation of transcription in bacteria, RNA processing, the players and process of translation, protein processing and modification, DNA replication in bacteria and eukaryotes, and DNA repair.
Anyone of 18 and over can submit original photographs of any man-made physical structure including roads, bridges, railways, water systems and energy-generating facilities such as power stations and wind farms.
Palrow, who split from husband Chris Martin, also shared an essay by Dr Habib Sadeghi, titled Figure of Speech: How the Words We Choose Shape Our Lives, which highlights Emoto's experiment on water that proved energy generated by positive or negative words can change the physical structure of an object.
It is extremely flexible, adapting its physical structure, number of cameras and lights to meet the needs of each production line on which it is installed.
At the heart of the Hastings method of evaluating gun dog puppy structure is the theory that most hunting breeds have a general conformation standard that is used to measure and judge as well as guide the physical structure of individual dogs.
Now, researchers at UCLA have found that in addition to causing cognitive problems, a lack of iron early in life can affect the brain's physical structure as well.
A new document has been generated for inclusion in DefStan 00-35 which provides guidance on best practice to be followed to allow the comparison of the dynamic response characteristics of either two physical structures, a physical structure with an analytical model or two analytical models.

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