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Definition 1: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently - [noun denoting tops]

Synonyms for organism in the sense of this definition

(organism is a kind of ...) a living (or once living) entity

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism

(... is a kind of organism ) a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction

(... is a kind of organism ) one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan

(... is a kind of organism ) a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant

(... is a kind of organism ) either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent

(... is a kind of organism ) an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; it does not benefit and is often harmed by the association

(... is a kind of organism ) an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host

(... is a kind of organism ) the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales

(... is a kind of organism ) a single organism

(... is a kind of organism ) a character, animal or object that is adopted by a team or group as a symbolic figure

(... is a kind of organism ) (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism that lives in an oxygenated medium lacking organic matter

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism that lives in and derives its nourishment from organic matter in stagnant or foul water

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated

(... is a kind of organism ) organisms without vascular tissue: e.g. algae, lichens, fungi, mosses

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism that can utter vocal sounds

"an utterer of foul oaths" "is the giraffe a vocalizer?"

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism (person or animal) that stands

"a crowd of sitters and standers"

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism (person or animal) that sits

(... is a kind of organism ) anything living after Noah's flood

(... is a kind of organism ) the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water

(... is a kind of organism ) an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism that can assume more than one adult form as in the castes of ants or termites

(... is a kind of organism ) a plant or animal naturalized in a region

"denizens of field and forest" "denizens of the deep"

(... is a kind of organism ) (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism belonging to the same species as another organism

(... is a kind of organism ) a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred

(... is a kind of organism ) indigenous plants and animals

(... is a kind of organism ) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

(... is a kind of organism ) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(... is a kind of organism ) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism that depends on complex organic substances for nutrition

(... is a kind of organism ) a plant or animal that is atypically small

(... is a kind of organism ) organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea

(... is a kind of organism ) (genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent

(... is a kind of organism ) (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

(... is a kind of organism ) (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

"a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live

(... is a kind of organism ) an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life

(... is a kind of organism ) any organism of microscopic size

(... is a kind of organism ) microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium

(... is a kind of organism ) (genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes

(... is a kind of organism ) (genetics) an organism or cell having a chromosome number that is not an even multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species

(... is a kind of organism ) (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes

(organism is a part of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(organism is a part of ...) (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

(organism is made of the substance ...) part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) (of living organisms) emitting light

"fireflies are bioluminescent"

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization)

"the cellular construction of a beehive" "any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) a cell resulting from parthenogenesis

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)

(organism is the domain which ... is member of) (of radiate organisms) located on the surface or end on which the mouth is situated

Definition 2: a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body - [noun denoting group]

Samples where organism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the social organism

(organism is a kind of ...) a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

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