organism - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈɔː(r)ɡəˌnɪz(ə)m/
singularorganism
pluralorganisms
  1. 1
    biology a living thing such as a person, animal, or plant, especially an extremely small living thing

    tests to identify the organism that causes the disease

  2. 2
    a system consisting of different parts that all fit together well so that it can operate and develop effectively

    The global economy is a complex organism.