. See under Columnar.

(Struc"tured) a. (Biol.) Having a definite organic structure; showing differentiation of parts.

The passage from a structureless state to a structured state is itself a vital process.
H. Spencer.

(Struc"ture*less) a. Without a definite structure, or arrangement of parts; without organization; devoid of cells; homogeneous; as, a structureless membrane.

(Struc"tur*ist) n. One who forms structures; a builder; a constructor. [R.]

(Strude) n. A stock of breeding mares. [Written also strode.] [Obs.] Bailey.

(Strug"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Struggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Struggling ] [OE. strogelen; cf. Icel. strjka to stroke, to beat, to flog, Sw. stryka to stroke, to strike, Dan. stryge, G. straucheln to stumble. Cf. Stroll.]

1. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.

2. To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.

The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it [Gettysburg] far above our power to add or detract.

3. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.

'T is wisdom to beware,
And better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.

Syn. — To strive; contend; labor; endeavor.

(Strug"gle) n.

1. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.

2. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil. Macaulay.

3. Contest; contention; strife.

An honest might look upon the struggle with indifference.

Syn. — Endeavor; effort; contest; labor; difficulty.

Columnar structure

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