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Organic structure   /ɔrgˈænɪk strˈəktʃər/   Listen
Organic structure

The entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being).  Synonyms: body, physical structure.

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"Organic structure" Quotes from Famous Books

... my return to Earth, the serious operations took place, those giving me plastic limbs that would become living parts of my organic structure. The same outward push of the brain and nervous system that had created phantom pain now made what was artificial seem real. Not only did my own blood course through the protoplastic but I could feel it doing so. The adjustment ...
— Man Made • Albert R. Teichner

... of knowledge are the materials of science, but science is not metaphysics or philosophy or belief, even though the student who employs scientific method is inevitably brought to consider problems belonging to these diverse fields of thought. A study of nervous mechanism and organic structure leads to the philosophical problem of the freedom of the will; questions as to the evolution of mind and the way mind and matter are related force the investigator to consider the problem of immortality. ...
— The Doctrine of Evolution - Its Basis and Its Scope • Henry Edward Crampton

... nevertheless, perfect in their adaptations and wonderful in their histories. These organisms, while they are the least, are also the lowliest in nature, and are to our present capacity totally devoid of what is known as organic structure, even when scrutinized with our most powerful and perfect lenses. Now these organisms lie on the very verge and margin of the vast area of what we know as living. They possess the essential properties of life, but in their most initial state. And their numberless billions, ...
— Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885 • Various

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