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or·gan·ism

organism

 
 
pronunciation:
or g nih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: an individual living thing, such as a plant, an animal, or a bacteria.
The soil is full of organisms, such as earthworms, bacteria, and fungi.
similar words:
animal, being, creature, individual, life, microorganism, plant
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derivations: organismal (adj.), organismic (adj.)
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  bacteria, ecosystem, fungus