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life form

n.
An organism, especially when considered in relation to other kinds of organisms.
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Organisms hitching a ride on a spacecraft have the potential to contaminate other celestial bodies, making it difficult for scientists to determine whether a life form existed on another planet or was introduced there by explorers.
The biological spectrum is defined as percentage ratio of life form of plant present in any area.
Silicon-based life forms now make short work of tasks that once took us many man hours to accomplish.
The researchers say the modern analogue for that first primitive oxygen-dependent life form on Earth is still with us.
Furthermore, addressing them can be difficult, because life forms can adapt and evolve in unanticipated and unintended directions.
Geochemical analysis shows that the organisms lived in slightly-oxygenated ocean waters, leading the researchers to speculate that oxygen may have been an essential catalyst for the leap from single- to multi-cell life forms.
Second, Impey ignores the factor of uniqueness: Earth's unduplicatable experi ence in producing particular life forms via "contingently-timed" processes that just happen to occur.
Should Patents Be Available for New Life Forms Created by Science?
Pupils will be taking part in hands-on activities to look at the role shipping plays and at the diversity of 'alien' life forms that inhabit our seas at microscopic level.
What the traditional Islamic thinkers said is that you have levels of existence of life forms starting with plant life, which is superceded by animal life through the creative power of God, while this animal life also includes plant life within itself.
Carrying preschoolers and kindergarteners from A to Z, Kristin's A Swim Through The Sea offers a delightful presentation of twenty-four interesting and beautifully drawn aquatic life forms and is a thoroughly fun approach to learning.
We share this planet with numerous other life forms and this great Earth belongs to them, too.