What does organism mean?

Definitions for organism
ˈɔr gəˌnɪz əmor·gan·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. organism, being(noun)

    a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

  2. organism(noun)

    a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body

    "the social organism"

Wiktionary

  1. organism(Noun)

    A discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism.

    Etymology: From ὄργανον, from werǵ-.

  2. organism(Noun)

    Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.

    Etymology: From ὄργανον, from werǵ-.

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  1. Organism

    In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system. In at least some form, all types of organisms are capable of responding to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homeostasis as a stable whole. An organism may be either unicellular or, as in the case of humans, comprise many trillions of cells grouped into specialized tissues and organs. The term multicellular describes any organism made up of more than one cell. All organisms living on Earth are divided into the eukaryotes and prokaryotes based on the presence or absence of true nuclei in their cells. The prokaryotes represent two separate domains, the Bacteria and Archaea. Eukaryotic organisms are characterized by the presence of a membrane-bound cell nucleus, and contain additional membrane-bound compartmentalization called organelles. Fungi, animals and plants are examples of kingdoms of organisms that are eukaryotes. In 2002 Thomas Cavalier-Smith proposed a clade, Neomura, which groups together the Archaea and Eukarya. Neomura is thought to have evolved from Bacteria, more specifically from Actinobacteria. See Branching order of bacterial phyla.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Organism

    a structure instinct with life, and possessed of organs that discharge functions subordinate and ministrative to the life of the whole.

Editors Contribution

  1. organism

    A creation and form of life.

    Organisms are everywhere in the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'organism' in Nouns Frequency: #2003

Anagrams for organism »

  1. moringas

  2. roamings

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of organism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of organism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of organism in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Adaptation according to biology means the adjustment of an organism in order to survive in its environment. Similarly, humans are meant to adjust and adapt to challenges of their lifetimes in order to survive and excel eventually. Yes! of course, you shouldn't be frightened by challenges of any kind. Rather, confront your challenges by all means possible until you surmount them and then emerge a success as well.

  2. Paul Brooks, The Pursuit of Wilderness (1971):

    We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism. Land can be healthy or sick, fertile or barren, rich or poor, lovingly nurtured or bled white. Our present attitudes and laws governing the ownership and use of land represent an abuse of the concept of private property.... Today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see and nobody calls the cops.

  3. Thomas H. Huxley:

    It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.

  4. Alien Life -RSB- Raymond:

    Nearly every organism in this community is dependent on some other organism's waste product or byproduct.

  5. Elizabeth Steensma:

    That strep organism, that is really common, somehow that went from his pharynx in his throat and made its way into his abdominal cavity.

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