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(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; a new strain of microorganisms. Alternative names for the body of a human being; Leonardo studied the human body; he has a strong physique; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.form
1. (Science: zoology) An infrasubspecific category which has no status in the classification code.
2. (Science: suffix) in the form, shape of, mold; equivalent to -oid.
See: morpho-.
Origin: L. -formis, L. Forma

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