Associations to the word «Organism»


ORGANISM, noun. (biology) A discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism.
ORGANISM, noun. (by extension) Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.

Dictionary definition

ORGANISM, noun. A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.
ORGANISM, noun. A system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body; "the social organism".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche