the competition in nature among organisms of a population to maintain themselves in a given environment and to survive to reproduce others of their kind.
struggle for existence
(not in technical usage) competition between organisms of a population, esp as a factor in the evolution of plants and animals See also natural selection
verb (used without object), struggled, struggling. 1. to contend with an adversary or opposing force. 2. to contend resolutely with a task, problem, etc.; strive: to struggle for existence. 3. to advance with violent effort: to struggle through the snow. 4. (of athletes and competitors) to be coping with inability to perform well or to […]
verb (used with object), strummed, strumming. 1. to play on (a stringed musical instrument) by running the fingers lightly across the strings. 2. to produce (notes, a melody, etc.) by such playing: to strum a tune. verb (used without object), strummed, strumming. 3. to play on a stringed musical instrument by running the fingers lightly […]
noun, plural strumae [stroo-mee] /ˈstru mi/ (Show IPA) 1. Pathology. goiter. 2. Botany. a cushionlike swelling on an organ, as that at one side of the base of the capsule in many mosses. noun 1. a river in S Europe, flowing SE through SW Bulgaria and NE Greece into the Aegean. 225 miles (362 km) […]
- Struma lymphomatosa
struma lymphomatosa struma lym·pho·ma·to·sa (lĭm-fō’mə-tō’sə) n. See Hashimoto’s disease.