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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently; A system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body.

Usage examples (37)
  • The social organism
  • The Geology paper adds a new line of evidence indicating that the organism is a fungus.
  • This organism is also responsible for the characteristic sour taste of fermented dairy foods such as yogurt.
  • The use of a gas such as NO for signalling between cells in the organism is an entirely new concept that has emerged from the work of Furchgott, Ignarro, and for more
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