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1. organism

noun. ['ˈɔrgəˌnɪzəm'] a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • animal
  • microorganism
  • stander
  • eucaryote
  • native
  • relict
  • animate being
  • congeneric
  • person
  • living thing
  • anaerobe
  • mascot
  • animalculum
  • throwback
  • carrier
  • congener
  • clone
  • flora
  • zooid
  • micro-organism
  • soul
  • saprophyte
  • myrmecophile
  • postdiluvian
  • animalcule
  • relative
  • individual
  • nonvascular organism
  • variation
  • procaryote
  • mortal
  • saprophytic organism
  • being
  • haploid
  • plant
  • eukaryote
  • fungus
  • plant life
  • commensal
  • benthos
  • sport
  • diploid
  • brute
  • aerobe
  • prokaryote
  • mutation
  • hybrid
  • recombinant
  • atavist
  • cell
  • beast
  • denizen
  • heterotroph
  • creature
  • sitter
  • polymorph
  • congenator
  • cross
  • saprobe
  • conspecific
  • vocalizer
  • body part
  • parasite
  • heteroploid
  • amphidiploid
  • polyploid
  • plankton
  • tissue
  • mutant
  • dwarf
  • host
  • clon
  • utterer
  • nekton
  • parent
  • katharobe
  • crossbreed
  • fauna
  • vocaliser
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • prokaryote
  • stander
  • sitter
  • parasite
  • host

Etymology

  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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How do you pronounce organism?

Pronounce organism as ˈɔrgəˌnɪzəm.

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How do you spell organism? Is it organim ?

A common misspelling of organism is organim

Example sentences of the word organism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Each of the spores has a haploid number of chromosomes, or half the number of the organism itself.

Quotes containing the word organism


1. A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet. One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species through the oceans of space and time.
- Carl Sagan

2. There is a truth in Schopenhauer’s view that philosophy is an organism, and that a book on philosophy, with a beginning and end, is a sort of contradiction. ... In philosophy matters are not simple enough for us to say ‘Let’s get a rough idea’, for we do not know the country except by knowing the connections between the roads.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

2. micro-organism

noun. any organism of microscopic size.

Synonyms

  • pathogen
  • microorganism
  • microflora
  • bacteria
  • moneran
  • virus
  • germ
  • monad
  • being
  • protistan
  • intestinal flora
  • bacterium
  • moneron
  • organism
  • protoctist
  • pilus
  • microbe
  • protist

Antonyms

  • prokaryote
  • stander
  • sitter
  • parasite

3. organism

noun. ['ˈɔrgəˌnɪzəm'] a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body.

Synonyms

  • scheme

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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