life form

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noun

the form that is characteristic of a particular organism at maturity.

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Examples from the Web for life form

Historical Examples of life form

  • Almost any other life-form could compete with them, any higher life-form.

    Mr. Spaceship

    Philip K. Dick

  • In this respect, the reproduction of human beings is the same as that of any other life-form.

  • If the life-form is returned to him before he awakes, he will be unaware that anything unusual has happened.

    Fetichism in West Africa

    Robert Hamill Nassau

  • "Naturally the ultimate incarnation for a life-form would be humanoid," Harkaway said with deep reproach.

    Once a Greech

    Evelyn E. Smith

  • That it had established itself in a life-form that casually ingested deadly poisons was no excuse.

    Insidekick

    Jesse Franklin Bone



British Dictionary definitions for life form

life form

noun

biology the characteristic overall form and structure of a mature organism on the basis of which it can be classified
any living creature
(in science fiction) an alien
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