noun 1. a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain various vital processes. 2. a form of life considered as an entity; an animal, plant ...
: an individual constituted to carry on the activities of life by means of organs separate in function but mutually dependent : a living being
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 ...
or·gan·ism (ôr′gə-nĭz′əm) n. 1. An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, protist, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex ...
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In biology and ecology, an organism (in Greek organon = instrument) is an organized, individual living system (such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism).
An organism is a living thing that can function on its own. That includes your pet guppy, the tree in your backyard, and — of course — you.
The definition of an organism is a creature such as a plant, animal or a single-celled life form, or something that has interdependent parts and that is being ...
In this lecture we shall be concerned with a very general characteristic which broadly, though not absolutely, distinguishes the behaviour of living organisms from ...
An organism is a living thing. It is easy to recognise a living thing, but not so easy to define it. Animals and plants are organisms, obviously.