Etymology
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organism (n.)

1660s, "organic structure, organization" (a sense now rare or obsolete), from organize + -ism. Sense of "living animal or plant, body exhibiting organic life" is by 1842. Related: Organismic; organismal.

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Definitions of organism

organism (n.)
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently;
Synonyms: being
organism (n.)
a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body;
the social organism
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