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Living thing

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noun

Any organism or a living form that possesses or shows the characteristics of life or being alive


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Living things are those that display the following characteristics

  • an organized structure, being made up of a cell or cells
  • requires energy to survive or sustain existence
  • ability to reproduce
  • ability to grow
  • ability to metabolize
  • ability to respond to stimuli
  • ability to adapt to the environment
  • ability to move
  • ability to respire

Examples of living things include the bacteria, protozoa, plants, fungi, animals, humans, etc. Viruses are not absolutely living or non-living. When outside their host, viruses are inactive and seemingly inanimate. When inside their host, they became active and alive, capable of utilizing the host cell's structures and replicate.

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