organism meaning

[ 'ɔ:gənizəm ] Pronunciation:   "organism" in a sentence
Noun: organism  'orgu`nizum
  1. A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    - being 
  2. A system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    "the social organism"

Derived forms: organisms

See also: organic, organismic

Type of: animate thing, living thing, scheme, system

Encyclopedia: Organism

n : an individual constituted to carry on the activities of life by means of organs separate in function but mutually dependent : a living being — or·gan·is·mic also or·gan·is·mal adj — or·gan·is·mi·cal·ly adv


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  1. all organisms have irritability while alive.
  2. an earthworm is a terricolous organism.
  3. that makes up multicellular organisms.
  4. plankton and nekton are pelagic organisms.

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