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Physical structure   /fˈɪzɪkəl strˈəktʃər/   Listen
Physical structure

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

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"Physical structure" Quotes from Famous Books

... that occur during the early years of adolescence call for help and sympathy of an even higher order than do the changes in physical structure and function. Some of these changes, such as shyness and reticence, may be the cause of considerable suffering to the girl and a perplexity to her elders, but on the whole they are comparatively easy of comprehension, ...
— Youth and Sex • Mary Scharlieb and F. Arthur Sibly

... makes its appearance after middle-life: the feet, lower limbs, and abdomen swell enormously, while the face becomes almost fleshless;—then, gradually tissues give way, muscles yield, and the whole physical structure crumbles. Nevertheless, the blanchisseuse is essentially a sober liver,—never a drunkard. In fact, she is sober from rigid necessity: she would not dare to swallow one mouthful of spirits while at work with her feet in the cold water; —everybody else in Martinique, even the little children, can ...
— Two Years in the French West Indies • Lafcadio Hearn

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