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

First recorded in 1850–55
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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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