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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • material# — material adj 1 Material, physical, corporeal, phenomenal, sensible, objective are comparable when they mean belonging to or having a relation to things that belong to the world of actuality or of things apparent to the senses. Material applies to …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Material Issue — Background information Origin Chicago Genres Power pop …   Wikipedia

  • Material (band) — Material Genres Experimental rock Post disco Years active 1979–present Labels ZE Records, Axiom, Celluloid Records Associated acts …   Wikipedia

  • material — [mə tir′ē əl] adj. [LL materialis < L materia, MATTER] 1. of matter; of substance; relating to or consisting of what occupies space; physical [a material object, material forces] 2. a) of the body or bodily needs, satisfactions, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • Material properties of diamond — This article addresses the material properties of diamond. For a broader discussion of diamonds, see diamond. For other uses of the word diamond, see diamond (disambiguation). Diamond An octahedral diamond crystal in matrix Gener …   Wikipedia

  • material — materialness, n. /meuh tear ee euhl/, n. 1. the substance or substances of which a thing is made or composed: Stone is a durable material. 2. anything that serves as crude or raw matter to be used or developed: Wood pulp is the raw material from… …   Universalium

  • material — ma•te•ri•al [[t]məˈtɪər i əl[/t]] n. 1) cvb the substance of which something is made or composed 2) cvb something that serves as crude or raw matter to be used or developed 3) a constituent element 4) cvb a textile fabric 5) cvb ideas or facts… …   From formal English to slang

  • material — /məˈtɪəriəl / (say muh tearreeuhl) noun 1. the substance or substances of which a thing is made or composed. 2. any constituent element of a thing. 3. anything serving as crude or raw matter for working upon or developing. 4. a person… …   Australian English dictionary

  • parent material —    Material from which soil or sediment was formed [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”