Formed
Formed Formed, a. 1. (Astron.) Arranged, as stars in a constellation; as, formed stars. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Having structure; capable of growth and development; organized; as, the formed or organized ferments. See {Ferment}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Formed material} (Biol.), a term employed by Beale to denote the lifeless matter of a cell, that which is physiologically dead, in distinction from the truly germinal or living matter. [1913 Webster]


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  • formed — fili·formed; formed; mal·formed; mis·formed; mul·ti·formed; un·formed; de·formed·ly; de·formed·ness; tri·formed; …   English syllables

  • Formed — Form Form (f[^o]rm), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formed} (f[^o]rmd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Forming}.] [F. former, L. formare, fr. forma. See {Form}, n.] 1. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion. [1913 Webster] God formed man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • formed — adjective Date: 1565 organized in a way characteristic of living matter < mitochondria are formed bodies of the cell > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • formed — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. shaped, molded, patterned, modeled, carved, outlined, developed, cultivated, completed, finished, built, fashioned, constructed, created, invented, forged, concocted, designed, accomplished, manufactured, produced, made,… …   English dictionary for students

  • formed — fÉ”rm /fɔː n. shape; image; framework, mold; document with blank spaces to be filled in; fitness; mood; type; grade, class (British); custom, social standards; order; format; area of a hypertext document that includes options for receiving user …   English contemporary dictionary

  • formed — deform …   Anagrams dictionary

  • formed — adjective having or given a form or shape • Ant: ↑unformed • Similar to: ↑ductile, ↑malleable, ↑pliable, ↑pliant, ↑tensile, ↑tractile, ↑acorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Formed material — Formed Formed, a. 1. (Astron.) Arranged, as stars in a constellation; as, formed stars. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Having structure; capable of growth and development; organized; as, the formed or organized ferments. See {Ferment}, n. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • formed design — In criminal law, and especially in regard to homicide, the killing of one human being by the instigation, act, or omission of another, who has a deliberate and fixed intention to kill, whether or not directed against a certain person. Dictionary… …   Law dictionary

  • formed element — n one of the red blood cells, white blood cells, or blood platelets as contrasted with the fluid portion of the blood …   Medical dictionary

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