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organism

or·gan·ism

organism

 
 
pronunciation:
or g nih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any single living being, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium.
The water sample contains numerous kinds of tiny organisms.
similar words:
animal, being, creature, individual, life, microorganism, plant
definition 2: any structure or system that is analogous to a living thing.
We're discussing the social organism that is our city.
similar words:
body, entity, individual, system
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derivations: organismal (adj.), organismic (adj.)
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