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Definition of "organism" []

  • An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. (noun)
  • A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism. (noun)
  • Any living biological entity, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Anything resembling a living creature in structure, behaviour, etc (noun)

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Use "organism" in a sentence
  • "The Geology paper adds a new line of evidence indicating that the organism is a fungus."
  • "This organism is also responsible for the characteristic sour taste of fermented dairy foods such as yogurt."
  • "The concept of dsRNA as a trigger for sequence-specific gene silencing only makes sense if one recognizes that the organism is actively responding by unwinding the RNA strands both for amplification and to generate single strands capable of base pairing with targets."
  • "The Geology paper adds a new line of evidence indicating that the organism is a fungus."
  • "This organism is also responsible for the characteristic sour taste of fermented dairy foods such as yogurt."
  • "The concept of dsRNA as a trigger for sequence-specific gene silencing only makes sense if one recognizes that the organism is actively responding by unwinding the RNA strands both for amplification and to generate single strands capable of base pairing with targets."