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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.
or′gan·is′mi·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.organismal - of or relating to or belonging to an organism (considered as a whole); "the organismic theory of the state"
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Daniel Huber, Leslie Jones and Christine Helminski present an interesting series of lessons in which geometry is used to model the suction feeding mechanism of the Goliath Grouper, and to explore the consequences of geometric variability for organismal performance.
We consistently find with every new fossil that the earliest mammals were just as diverse in both feeding and locomotor adaptations as modern mammals," says Zhe-Xi Luo, professor of organismal biology and anatomy at the University of Chicago.
Traditionally, ecology focused on these organismal relationships at various scales from the global, to landscape, ecosystem, community, and species levels.

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