What does the word organism mean?

Usage examples for 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? by Chapman Cohen
  2. But an old body is an old organism; it has to break down eventually. – No Charge for Alterations by Horace Leonard Gold
  3. The needs of the organism influence structure. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs