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English noun: organism

1. organism a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently


Synonymsbeing


Broader (hypernym)animate thing, living thing


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


Part holonymbody part, cell


Substance holonymtissue


Domain category membersactinal, bioluminescent, cellular, fertilized ovum, metabolic process, metabolism, morphogenesis, organic chemistry, parthenote, stratum, zygote

2. organism (group) a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body


SamplesThe social organism.


Broader (hypernym)scheme, system









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