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, 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
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.
Physiological studies and robotics have shown that neuronal activity and physical structure, respectively, are involved in coordinating those movements.
It describes the history of the role of drinking establishments from colonial times until the present; how drinking establishments represent themselves to communities, as well as the tavern's external physical structure; the barroom and how the physical spaces of drinking establishments reflect the values of occupants, why people frequent bars, and what they expect from the barroom; and life behind the bar, including objects behind the bar and the physical spaces of the bartender, as well as the challenges faced.
Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre's indoor swimming pool needs some upgrading to its physical structure. The year-round facility not only supports the students at the school learning to swim - with many progressing to compete at county and national level - but is also a muchused facility for local swimming clubs, community groups and organisations.
"Data networks have also become an increasing part of our work, and that is very much indicative of the digital world we are in now - and the importance clients place on having an IT infrastructure as robust as the physical structure."
The researchers said there are still many unanswered questions about the termite colonies, including the exact physical structure of the nests.
The company says this simplified physical structure is more flexible and routable at the board level, and can help streamline the production process.
"The home is as much an emotional concept as a simple physical structure and these houses offer comfortable, practical modern living..."
He also said that work to remove the toll equipment, signboards and other movable assets would be carried out earlier before the dismantling of the physical structure.
Physical structure of the barrage is obviously not in Nepal's interest, but, thankfully, it has limited life (said to be 50 years).
The committee has been directed to find out when the fire broke out, the damage caused to the physical structure and other items in the ward and to determine if responsibility for the incident rests on the negligence of any individual.

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