organism

[ UK /ˈɔːɡənˌɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈɔɹɡəˌnɪzəm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    the social organism
  2. a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
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How To Use organism In A Sentence

  • Such aggregations not only promote transmission of micro-organisms but through repeated exposure allow large doses of these.
  • Instead, they've argued, companies are more like biological organisms - living things that learn, evolve, and eventually die.
  • They send and receive messages that control the entire organism of the body. Times, Sunday Times
  • They move like one solid body, a single organism, a paramecium of men. The Memory Palace
  • At worst the disinfectant is prematurely exhausted, an effect known as organic overload, allowing large numbers of micro-organisms to survive.
  • Analyses were also performed by splitting the epifauna into mobile, nonmobile, and attached organisms, but these analyses were not included here because the results are not substantially different from those presented here.
  • As a beneficial side effect, there was a notable reduction of damage to the crop by the rice brown planthopper; on the negative side, there have been reports that neem has a detrimental impact on non-target organisms, including fish. Chapter 13
  • Many problems that occur during fetal development cause asymmetry in the resulting organism.
  • The organism cannot be dissociated from its environment.
  • This can lead to reduced coral growth, inability to recover from hazards like cyclones, smothering of coral by sediment, fish poisoning and unusually high growth rates for organisms that overgrow coral or support its rivals.
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