organism

Part of speech: noun

An organized or living being.

Part of speech: noun

The state of being organized.

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Usage examples "organism":

  1. The individual, they have said, does not create either his own organism or its environment, and consequently all reasonable basis for responsibility disappears. - "Determinism or Free-Will?", Chapman Cohen.
  2. But an old body is an old organism; it has to break down eventually. - "No Charge for Alterations", Horace Leonard Gold.
  3. The needs of the organism influence structure. - "The Last Harvest", John Burroughs.