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Definition of Organism


  1. Organic structure; organization.
  2. An organized being; a living body, either vegetable or animal, compozed of different organs or parts with functions which are separate, but mutually dependent, and essential to the life of the individual.

Organism Quotations

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
Colin Powell

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
Gore Vidal

Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The human body is essentially something other than an animal organism.
Martin Heidegger

Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.
Hans Selye
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Organism Translations

organism in Dutch is organisme
organism in French is organisme
organism in German is Organismus
organism in Hungarian is szervezet, organizmus
organism in Italian is organismo
organism in Portuguese is organismo
organism in Spanish is organismo