organism
noun /ˈɔː.ɡən.ɪ.zəm,ˈɔɹ.ɡən.ɪ.zəm/
a) A discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism.
b) Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.

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  • organism — ORGANÍSM, organisme, s.n. 1. Totalitatea organelor şi a părţilor indisolubil legate între ele ale unei fiinţe vii; corp, fiinţă. 2. fig. Ceea ce apare ca un lot închegat; ceea ce funcţionează în mod organizat. ♦ Organizaţie (1). – Din lat.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Organism — Or gan*ism, n. [Cf. F. organisme.] 1. Organic structure; organization. The advantageous organism of the eye. Grew. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) An organized being; a living body, either vegetable or animal, composed of different organs or parts with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • organism — organism. См. организм. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • organism — index entity, individual Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • organism — (n.) 1660s, organic structure, organization, from ORGANIZE (Cf. organize) + ISM (Cf. ism). Sense of living animal or plant first recorded 1842. Related: Organismic …   Etymology dictionary

  • organism — *system, scheme, network, complex, economy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • organism — [n] living thing animal, being, body, creature, entity, morphon, person, plant, structure; concepts 389,429 Ant. concept, inanimate …   New thesaurus

  • organism — ► NOUN 1) an individual animal, plant, or single celled life form. 2) a whole with interdependent parts …   English terms dictionary

  • organism — [ôr′gə niz΄əm] n. 1. any individual animal, plant, bacterium, etc. having various parts or systems that function together as a whole to maintain life and its activities 2. anything resembling a living thing in its complexity of structure or… …   English World dictionary

  • Organism — life on Earth redirects here. For the BBC series, see Life on Earth (TV series). Life on Earth Temporal range: Archaean or earlier – Recent These Escherichia coli cells provide an example of a prokaryotic microorganism …   Wikipedia

  • organism —    by John Protevi   An organism in the way that Deleuze and Guattari intend it is a centralised, hierarchised, self directed body. It is akin to the judgement of God (He who provides the model of such self sufficiency); it is also a molarised… …   The Deleuze dictionary

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