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1. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.

2. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.

3. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged. The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. (Macaulay)

4. Sprightly; lively; brisk.

5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive. Tremblingly alive to natures laws. (Falconer)

6. Of all living (by way of emphasis). Northumberland was the proudest man alive. (Clarendon)

Used colloquially as an intensive; as, man alive!

alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.

Origin: oe. On live, as. On life in life; life being dat. Of lif life. See life, and cf. Live.

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reproductive system

... while I can't be sure if your teacher has a specific answer in mind, you might add the system that allows the reproductive organs to function/stay alive, as it does for all the other organs in the body. As for things affected by reproductive hormones, think about how you change during/after puberty ...

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by DarwinsBitch
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: reproductive system
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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... and Protozoa eat bacteria, so if you have enough good bacteria, you will attract other good things. Or if you buy Nematodes it could keep them alive when you have no pests left. In the near future I will be starting a compost container with Earthworms, then I will eventually get rabbits, collect ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
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Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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The Selfish Gene

... would have involved selection among small replicating molecules of some type(s) - they wouldn't have been something we would normally term "alive" (which is just a label we put on things), but they would still have evolved, moving toward bubble-enclosed complexes...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Selfish Gene
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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

presence of protein or nucleic acid is definitely NOT sufficient to be alive. Otherwise just protein extract would be alive.

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by JackBean
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Re: Refutation of Evolution theory

... which allows the different systems and subsystems to coordinate together and work together must be in place before the organism can "come alive". The reproduction system won't work without coordination with the growth and power systems. Likewise, the power system by itself is useless ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
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