noun, plural: structures
(1) (biology) An arrangement or organization of parts to form anorgan,system或生物。
(2) (ecology) A network or ahierarchyof interrelated parts of a system.
(3) (chemistry) The molecular geometry, electronic structure and crystal structure of a chemical compound.
(4) Theformationormodeof construction of a body or system from distinct units.
(5) A collection of interrelated or arranged parts of an entity.
(6) The overall form or organization of something.
(7) Aformation,organizationor construction.
In biology, structures exist at all levels oforganization, i.e. from the molecular to the cellular,组织,organ, organismic,populationand ecosystem level.
Word origin:French structure < Latin structura (“‘a fitting together, adjustment, building, erection, a building, edifice, structure’”)
Related forms:structural (adjective)
- Structure activity analysis
- Structure-activity relationship
- Stem and loop structure
- Gel structure
- Molecular structure
- Crystal structure
- Protein structure
- Primary structure
- Secondary structure
- Tertiary structure
- Quaternary structure