Associations to the word «Organ»


ORGAN, noun. A largest part of an organism, composed of tissues that perform similar functions.
ORGAN, noun. (by extension) A body of an organization dedicated to the performing of certain functions.
ORGAN, noun. (musical instruments) A musical instrument that has multiple pipes which play when a key is pressed (the pipe organ), or an electronic instrument designed to replicate such.
ORGAN, noun. An official magazine, newsletter, or similar publication of an organization.
ORGAN, noun. A species of cactus (Stenocereus thurberi).
ORGAN, noun. (slang) The penis.
ORGAN, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs.
ORGAN CONSOLE, noun. The keyboards, the pedals and associated stops of an organ, especially a pipe organ.
ORGAN CONSOLES, noun. Plural of organ console
ORGAN DONATION, noun. The act of donating one's organ to another person through an organ transplant.
ORGAN DONOR, noun. A person (living or dead) from whom an organ is removed in order to be transplanted into another person.
ORGAN DONOR, noun. (chiefly US) (slang) A motorcyclist, especially one who does not wear a protective helmet.
ORGAN DONORS, noun. Plural of organ donor
ORGAN GRINDER, noun. The player of a barrel organ.
ORGAN GRINDERS, noun. Plural of organ grinder
ORGAN GUN, noun. (weaponry) A large, portable firearm, normally supported by wheels, in which bullets may be fired from a row of several tubes in succession.
ORGAN HARVESTING, noun. The removal, preservation and use of human organs and tissue from the bodies of the recently deceased to be used in surgical transplants on the living.
ORGAN OF CORTI, noun. (anatomy) Part of the cochlea of the inner ear in mammals, provided with hair cells or auditory sensory cells.
ORGAN OF ROSENMÜLLER, noun. (anatomy) The parovarium.
ORGAN OF STATE, noun. Any of the three primary divisions of a state’s sovereignty (namely, the executive, the legislature, or the judiciary); the powers of each having been divided and balanced in accordance with the political principle of the separation of powers.
ORGAN PIPE, noun. A tuned metal or wooden tube connected mechanically or electrically to an organ console.
ORGAN PIPE, noun. An organ pipe cactus.
ORGAN PIPE CACTI, noun. Plural of organ pipe cactus
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS, noun. A cactus (family Cactaceae), Stenocereus thurberi, widespread in Mexico.
ORGAN PIPE CACTUSES, noun. Plural of organ pipe cactus
ORGAN PIPES, noun. Plural of organ pipe
ORGAN STOP, noun. Any of many knobs near the keyboard of an organ used to select different sounds or timbres
ORGAN STOP, noun. The timbre so produced
ORGAN STOPS, noun. Plural of organ stop
ORGAN TABLATURE, noun. A shorthand system for notating organ music used mostly by the north German Baroque organ school; distinguished from musical notation by the use of letter names, octave lines and other symbols instead of notes and accidentals and by the lack of staff lines
ORGAN TRANSPLANT, noun. A surgical operation in which an organ is moved from a donor to a recipient
ORGAN TRANSPLANTS, noun. Plural of organ transplant

Dictionary definition

ORGAN, noun. A fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function.
ORGAN, noun. A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department".
ORGAN, noun. (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ.
ORGAN, noun. A periodical that is published by a special interest group; "the organ of the communist party".
ORGAN, noun. Wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard.
ORGAN, noun. A free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows.

Wise words

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Stephen King