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1. An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, protist, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex of cells in which organelles or organs work together to carry out the various processes of life.
2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism.
or′gan·is′mal (-nĭz′məl), or′gan·is′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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1. (Biology) any living biological entity, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium
2. anything resembling a living creature in structure, behaviour, etc
ˌorganˈismal, ˌorganˈismic adj
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or•gan•ism(ˈɔr gəˌnɪz əm)
1. any individual life form considered as an entity.
2. any complex, organized body or system analogous to a living being, esp. one composed of mutually interdependent parts functioning together.
or`gan•is′mic, or`gan•is′mal, adj.
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An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, fungus, plant, or animal, that is capable of growing and reproducing. Organisms are composed of one or more cells.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- cultivar - An organism resulting from cultivation, from the combination of "cultivated variety."
- scientific name - The recognized Latin name given to an organism, consisting of a genus and species, according to a taxonomy; also called the binomial name.
- soma - The body of an organism.
- macronutrient - One required in relatively large amounts by organisms, e.g. carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
any animal or plant.See also: Animals
any living thing or anything that resembles a living thing in complexity of structure or function.See also: Organisms
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
An individual living thing.
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|Noun||1.||organism - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently|
benthos - organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea
dwarf - a plant or animal that is atypically small
heterotroph - an organism that depends on complex organic substances for nutrition
parent - an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
native - indigenous plants and animals
recombinant - a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred
conspecific - an organism belonging to the same species as another organism
carrier - (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring
denizen - a plant or animal naturalized in a region; "denizens of field and forest"; "denizens of the deep"
amphidiploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent
diploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
haploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
heteroploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having a chromosome number that is not an even multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species
polyploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes
aerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life
anaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
crossbreed, hybrid, cross - (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
polymorph - an organism that can assume more than one adult form as in the castes of ants or termites
congenator, congeneric, relative, congener - an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
plankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
nekton - the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
host - an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association
commensal - either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
myrmecophile - an organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant
eucaryote, eukaryote - an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells
procaryote, prokaryote - a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma
zooid - one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
tissue - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
fertilized ovum, zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
parthenote - a cell resulting from parthenogenesis
organic chemistry - the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)
|2.||organism - a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body; "the social organism"|
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noun creature, being, thing, body, animal, structure, beast, entity, living thing, critter (U.S. dialect) Not all chemicals present in living organisms are harmless.
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كائِن حَيكَائِنٌ حَيٌّ
organism[ˈɔːgənɪzəm] N (Bio) → organismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
organism[ˈɔːrgənɪzəm] n → organisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Biol, fig) → Organismus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
organism[ˈɔːgəˌnɪz/əm] n (Bio) → organismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a usually small living animal or plant. A pond is full of organisms. organisme كائِن حَي организъм organismo organismus der Organismus organisme οργανισμόςorganismo organism موجود زنده organismi organisme יְצוּר חַי जीव, अवयवी organizam szervezet, organizmus organisme lífvera organismo 生物 유기체, 미생물 organizmas, gyva būtybė organisms organisma organismeorganismeorganizm ژوندى موجود organismo organism организм organizmus organizem organizam organism สิ่งมีชีวิต canlı varlık, organizma 有機體 організм چھوٹے حيوانات يا پودے sinh vật 有机体
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
organism→ كَائِنٌ حَيٌّ organismus organism Organismus οργανισμός organismo organismi organisme organizam organismo 有機体 유기체 organisme organisme organizm organismo организм organism สิ่งมีชีวิตเช่นพืชและสัตว์ organizma sinh vật 生物体
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n. organismo, ser viviente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
organismn organismo; genetically modified — (GMO) organismo genéticamente modificado (OGM) or modificado genéticamente (OMG)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.