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life form

or life-form

noun
1.
the form that is characteristic of a particular organism at maturity.
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  • He was using the jellyfish as an example of a life form all but invisible.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • A life form that you can live with or cooperate with is called medvirk.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • Examples are outlined in Figs. 134 and 135 in which the life form is clearly defined.

  • Meanwhile he tried to find one life form that wasn't out for his blood.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • These ten months of my life form an episode which seems to belong to a separate existence.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
  • Perhaps the life form he had found needed destroying—and perhaps it didn't.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • Men infected by this Disan life form were the dominant creatures on this planet.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • A life form that you can live with or co-operate with is called medvirk.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
  • In one case the handle has been elaborated into a life form, representing a frog or human figure.

  • These three conceptions of life form the foundation of all the religions that exist or have existed.

British Dictionary definitions for life form

life form

noun
1.
(biology) the characteristic overall form and structure of a mature organism on the basis of which it can be classified
2.
any living creature
3.
(in science fiction) an alien
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