The embryo, in its plantlike
state, does not yet count as an individual animal; it is matter in the process of acquiring its proper form.
In art, the word `organic' is also used to describe artworks inspired by forms and shapes in nature, often flowing, irregular and plantlike
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Low on the reef's food chain are algae, plantlike
organisms that convert sunlight to food.
His work is sometimes marred by its start-and-stop nature, but Kozias fine points are potent and true: vertiginous leans in tours en l'air and attitudes, contrasts such as bourrees rising to Fifth on pointe right through the feet, all plantlike
pliancy, foiled by slack, emotionless arms, and an endless kiss that is all mouth, no limbs, the yearning to connect at odds with an environment that denies it.
Fungi are tiny plantlike
microbes too small to be seen by the naked eye.
Sleep can also be plantlike
passivity: "We, plants" ("Limite/Grenzen").
Central to the aesthetic was organic fluidity, evoked by the plantlike
or serpentine curves that are its hallmark.
Asian carp--which have big appetites--eat up tiny plantlike
organisms in the water.
In body plan, jellyfish resemble the largely sessile, almost plantlike
sea anemones, corals and other cnidarians: a group that dates back at least 550 million years.
NASA scientists investigating the Arctic Ocean have discovered blooms of microscopic plantlike
organisms thriving beneath the ice that were previously hidden from scientists and the rest of the world.
Percent of Total Known Marine Species by Taxonomic Group Taxonomic Group Percent CRUSTACEANS (lobsters, shrimp, krill) 19 MOLLUSKS (squid, clams, snails) 17 FISH (cod, catfish, tuna) 12 ALGAE (and other plantlike
organisms) 10 PROTOZOA (unicellular microorganisms) 10 CNIDARIANS (jellyfish, corals, hydra) 5 ECHINODERMS (starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers) OTHER VERTEBRATES (seals, seabirds, turtles) 2 OTHER INVERTEBRATES (sponges, sea squirts, worms) 22 SOURCE: CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
She drew phantasmagoric creatures, chimerical beasts with transparent organs and multiple appendages, plantlike
abstractions, oneiric forms, amoebic shapes whose fractal membranes are filled in with multiple recurring motifs: spirals, scales, eyes, dots, beaks, claws, conical tails, leaflike indents.