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structure

 [struk´cher]
the components and their manner of arrangement in constituting a whole.
family structure the way in which a family is organized according to roles, rules, power, and hierarchies.

struc·ture

(strŭk'chūr),
1. The arrangement of the details of a part; the manner of formation of a part.
2. A tissue or formation made up of different but related parts.
3. chemistry the specific connections of the atoms in a given molecule.
Synonym(s): structura
[L. structura, fr. struo, pp. structus, to build]

structure

(strŭk′chər)
n.
Biology
a. The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism.
b. An organ or other part of an organism.

structure

[struk′chər]
Etymology: L, structura
a part of the body, such as the heart, a bone, a gland, a cell, or a limb.

structure

Vox populi The appearance of a thing. See Age structure, Bile duct structure, Cloverleaf structure, Pharyngeal structure, Sleep structure, Wolffian duct structure.

struc·ture

(strŭk'shŭr)
1. The arrangement of the details of a part; the manner of formation of a part.
2. A tissue or formation made up of different but related parts.
3. chemistry The configuration and interconnections of the atoms in a given molecule.
Synonym(s): structura.
[L. structura, fr. struo, pp. structus, to build]

struc·ture

(strŭk'shŭr)
1. Arrangement of the details of a part; the manner of formation of a part.
2. A tissue or formation made up of different but related parts.
3. In chemistry, the specific connections of the atoms in a given molecule.
[L. structura, fr. struo, pp. structus, to build]

structure,

n the architectural arrangement of the component parts of a tissue, part, organ, or body. Also the individual components of the body.
structure, border,
structure, cored,
n in metallurgy a grain structure with composition gradients resulting from the progressive freezing of the components in different proportions. Nonmetals used in dentistry (e.g., zinc phosphate, silicate cements) also are cored structures, in that they have a nucleus of undissolved powder particles surrounded by a matrix of reacted material.
structure, denture-supporting,
n the tissues, including teeth and residual ridges, that serve as the foundation or basal seat for removable partial dentures.
structure, functional form of supporting,
n the state of denture-supporting structures when they have been placed in such a position as to be able to begin resisting occlusal forces.
structure, histologic,
n the microscopic structure of organic tissues.
structure, radiolucent,
n the structures or substances that permit the penetration of x-radiation and are thus registered as relatively dark areas on the radiograph.
structure, radiopaque
n structures of such density that roentgen rays cannot penetrate them, causing them to appear as light areas on the radiograph.
structure, supporting,
n the tissues that maintain or assist in maintaining the teeth in position in the alveolus (e.g., gingivae, cementum of the tooth, periodontal ligament, alveolar and trabecular bone).
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The scatter plots of healthy patients (or patients responding to medicine) look like a circle of small radius, whereas the scatter plots for the patients not-responding to medicine (or getting worse even though medicine is given) are structureless.
structure ", alors que celui de Hurston est << structureless, fragmented, ragged, and overly emotional >> (Manganaro, p.
And dialogue seldom had a bearing on the subject matter, with Spike frequently collapsing with laughter at his manic structureless ideas.
While one can appreciate helmet's resistance to a conventional, chronological overview, what emerges here is a structureless muddle that does justice to neither the stellar acts nor the changing countercultural times.
Structureless soil is restricted to the C horizon--by definition, if structure was present it would be a B horizon.
Today people sometimes talk of structureless music.
Wilson describes the problem of developing relevant technical communication pedagogy as a "multifaceted oxymoron: designing a structure to teach a structureless approach to the structured description of structured systems" (p.
Whereas the skin appears black and structureless, the crystalline core layer appears as a light granular area (Figs.
The regolith profiles show gradual transition from poorly weathered host rock to totally kaolinized, structureless sediment.
Some soils, particularly loose sands, consist of a structureless mass, whereas most soils tend to cluster together to form compound structures.

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