American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The characteristic morphology of a mature organism.
- n. The morphology of an organism that distinguishes it from others.
- n. Alternative form of lifeform.
“ Frogs are actually a far more advanced life form than we Homo Sapiens are.”
“The discovery that this life form could use only gaseous oxygen, rather than nitrates, in its redox energy machinery had driven the Observer on a frantic search for another unit to which the knowledge could be transferred.”
“The spooks had been, at one time, almost the dominant life form on this continent; the early human settlers hated and feared them for their unqualified liking for human flesh, made them a legend which haunted Orado’s forests long after they had, in fact, been driven out of most of their territory.”
“A tall man, shoulders only slightly rounded by seventy years of nagging gravity; a powerfully built man, whose torso the blind might mistake for a home freezer; a handsome man, nose structurally sound enough to support what might have been the heaviest pair of horn-rimmed spectacles in Europe; a dignified man, despite a residual patch of snow-and-rust hair that resembled a wad of stuffing from a wino's mattress, Luc LeFever was so staid of bearing that on those rare occasions when he forged a smile, his body treated it as an infection, tripling its output of interferon in a frantic attempt to repulse the alien life form that had invaded it.”
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-ife- & -iferous : common and not-so-common words about life
habitable climate, habitable space, habitat alteration, habitat destruction, habitat diversity, habitat fragmenta..., habitat of organisms, habitat of the bi..., habitat protection, habitat requirement, habitat selection, habitat structure and 3456 more...
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