HyperDic: organism

English > 2 senses of the word organism:
NOUNTopsorganism, beinga living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
grouporganisma system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
organism > pronunciation
Soundsao'rgahnih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > organism: 2 senses > noun 1, Tops
MeaningA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.
Synonymbeing
Category ofactinal(of radiate organisms) located on the surface or end on which the mouth is situated
bioluminescent(of living organisms) emitting light / light
cellularCharacterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural / structural unit of an organism or organization)
metabolism, metabolic processThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
morphogenesisdifferentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
organic chemistryThe chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally / originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)
parthenoteA cell resulting from parthenogenesis
stratumOne 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)
zygote, fertilized ovum(genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
Partsbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
cell(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms
NarroweraerobeAn organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life
amphidiploid(genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent
anaerobeAn organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
animalcule, animalculumMicroscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium
atavist, throwbackAn organism that has the characteristics / characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
benthosorganisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea
carrier(genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele
clone, clonA group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
commensalEither of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
conspecificAn organism belonging to the same species as another organism
denizenA plant or animal naturalized in a region / region
diploid(genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell
dwarfA plant or animal that is atypically small
eukaryote, eucaryoteAn organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria
fungusAn organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter
haploid(genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
heteroploid(genetics) an organism or cell having a chromosome number that is not an even multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species
heterotrophAn organism that depends on complex organic substances for nutrition
hostAn animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
hybrid, crossbreed, cross(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock
individualA single organism
katharobeAn organism that lives in an oxygenated medium lacking organic matter
mascotA person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group as a symbolic figure
microorganism, micro-organismAny organism of microscopic size
mutant, mutation, variation, sport(biology) an organism that has characteristics / characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
myrmecophileAn organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant
nativeindigenous plants and animals
nektonThe aggregate of actively swimming / swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales
nonvascular organismorganisms without vascular tissue
parasiteAn animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant)
parentAn organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
planktonThe aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift / drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
plant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
polymorphAn organism that can assume more than one adult form as in the castes of ants or termites
polyploid(genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes
postdiluvianAnything living after Noah's flood
prokaryote, procaryoteA unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei
recombinantA cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred
relative, congener, congenator, congenericAn animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
relictAn 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
saprobeAn organism that lives in and derives its nourishment from organic matter in stagnant or foul water
saprophyte, saprophytic organismAn organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium
sitterAn organism (person or animal) that sits
standerAn organism (person or animal) that stands
utterer, vocalizer, vocaliserAn organism that can utter vocal sounds
zooidOne of the distinct / distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan
Broaderliving thing, animate thingA living (or once living) entity
SubstancestissuePart of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
Spanishcriatura, organismo, organismos, ser, ser vivo
Catalanésser, ésser viu, organisme
Adjectivesorganicinvolving or affecting physiology or bodily organs
organicbeing or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
organismicof or relating to or belonging to an organism (considered as a whole)
English > organism: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body.
Example"the social organism"
Broadersystem, schemeA group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
Spanishorganismo
Catalanorganisme
Adjectivesorganismal, organismicof or relating to or belonging to an organism (considered as a whole)

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