: organized in a way characteristic of living matter
mitochondria are formed bodies of the cell

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of formed was in 1565

Dictionary Entries Near formed

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“Formed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formed. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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