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organism

 
Noun organism has 2 senses
  1. organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    --1 is a kind of living thing, animate thing
    --1 has parts: cell; body part
    --1 has substances: tissue
    --1 has particulars:
     benthos; heterotroph; person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul; animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna; plant, flora, plant life; conspecific; denizen; amphidiploid; diploid; haploid; heteroploid; polyploid; animalcule, animalculum; microorganism; aerobe; anaerobe; hybrid, crossbreed, cross; polymorph; relative, congener, congenator; plankton; nekton; parasite; host; commensal; myrmecophile; eukaryote, eucaryote; prokaryote, procaryote; zooid; clone, clon; atavist, throwback; individual; mascot; mutant, mutation, variation, sport; sitter; stander; utterer, vocalizer, vocaliser; nonvascular organism; relict; saprophyte, saprophytic organism; saprobe; katharobe
  2. organism - a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body; "the social organism"
    --2 is a kind of
    system, scheme
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