organism meaning

  • In biology, an organism is any contiguous living system, such as an animal, plant or bacterium.
  • All known types of organisms are capable of some degree of response to stimuli, reproduction,
  • An organism may be either a prokaryote or a eukaryote.
  • NounPLorganismsSUF-ism
    1. (biology) A discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism.
      1. Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.
    2. (by extension) Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Evidently, organisms adapt well enough to ‘satisfice’; they do not, in general, ‘optimize’.
        • This is also the case for other groups of organisms such as green algae, red algae, diatoms, brawn algae, rotifers, peronosporales, insects, etc.
        • • Rose bushes can carry an organism that causes sporotrichosis, a fungal infection .
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • At the contact to sediment infillings, fungi produced haustoria that penetrated and scavenged on the remains of fragmented marine organisms.
        • These insect and mole-rat colonies are multi-organismic equivalents of single organisms.

    Meaning of organism for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "organism" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ism
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
        Difficultness: Level 3
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 8
        Definite    ➨     Versatile
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        1. en organisms
        2. fr organisme
        3. fr organismes
        4. en organismic
        5. en organismal