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.
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.
The physical structure of Leppings Lane may soon be gone, but the memory of that day will live on, not only in the hearts of those touched by the tragedy, but in the minds of those responsible for ensuring it never happens again.
Leading up to its 100th Anniversary in 2012, our focus has been always to improve and expand the physical structure without disturbing the warmth, charm and authenticity that surrounds this ballpark.
The focus is "primarily on how rocks, minerals, and fossils are classified; how wind, ice, and water have shaped the earth; how mountains are formed; as well as how volcanoes, geysers, earthquakes, glaciers, and groundwater work to modify the physical structure of the earth.
The scientists said there was a "growing body of evidence" pointing to major changes in the physical structure of the brain.
It takes advantage of the shared physical structure of HD DVD and standard DVD disks.
The crucial factor in that feat, the robot's developers say, was to program the device's computer to create and update a representation of the machine's physical structure.
A new, 112-page sourcebook for Palladium's 'Heroes Unlimited' role-play gaming, "Powers Unlimited 3" is an expanded second edition of a popular title that features 133 new Super Abilities and numerous sub-powers, 46 new Minor Super Abilities, 77 new Major Super Abilities, 19 new types of Alter Physical Structure, 10 new Animal Ability types, new Random Power tables.

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