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life form

noun
1.
the form that is characteristic of a particular organism at maturity.
Also, life-form.
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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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