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an individual animal or plant.
pleuropneumonia-like o's PPLO; originally, a group of filtrable microorganisms similar to Mycoplasma mycoides, the causative agent of pleuropneumonia in cattle, which have been isolated from humans and other animals such as sheep, goats, dogs, rats, mice. They are now classified as bacteria and have been assigned to various species of the genus Mycoplasma.


Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.


/or·gan·ism/ (or´gan-izm) an individual living thing, whether animal or plant.
pleuropneumonia-like organisms  any of various bacteria of the genus Mycoplasma, originally found causing pleuropneumonia in cattle and later found in other animals, including humans.


1. An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, protist, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex of cells in which organelles or organs work together to carry out the various processes of life.
2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism.

or′gan·is′mal (-nĭz′məl), or′gan·is′mic (-mĭk) adj.
or′gan·is′mi·cal·ly adv.


Etymology: Gk, organon, instrument
an entity capable of carrying on life functions. All organisms are composed of cells.


Any living individual, whether plant or animal, considered as a whole.


Any living animal or plant.


any living thing: animal, plant or microorganism. see CLASSIFICATION.


An individual of some type of life form, such as a plant, an animal, or a microorganism.


Any living individual, considered as a whole.

organism(s) (ôr´gənizəm),

n any organized body of living economy.
organism(s), Vincent's, the fusospirochetal organisms associated with the initiation of necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, necrotizing ulcerative stomatitis, or Vincent's angina.


an individual animal or plant.

Patient discussion about organism

Q. i'm going on an organic diet for fibromyalgia does anyone know if this will help this awful pain

A. Couldn't find any research proving that organic diet improves fibromyalgia. On the other hand, couldn't actually find a research that contradict it (or even dealing with it), so no one can give you any established answer for your answer, so it's your decision.

Anyway, remember to consult a professional (e.g. a doctor) before you start any diet or any other intervention.

You may read more here:

Q. Can a Chiropractor tell if your organs are shutting down?

A. She told me that because my spine is out of line so much, that it's causing my organs to shut down. I have been having bladder problems. I really think she is just trying to scare me.

Q. I'm looking for natural/organic ways to deal with carpal tunnel syndrome. My Boss has Carpal Tunnel syndrome. I'm looking for some natural remedies to help her ease the pain.

A. I have found that MSM (GNC brand) 1500mg per day works for me. I talked to an Orthopedic Surgeon asking him why it works... he said "they really don't know why it works, but it works for many of my patients". When I stop taking my MSM the symptoms return so it is not a cure.

I have tried other brands of MSM and found the GNC brand works the best for me. It takes about 2 weeks to begin to see the results and several more weeks to get the full affect.

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Far from being ghostly and bodiless, the Spirit reveals herself in the biblical literatures as an earthly lifeform who labors to create, sustain, and renew humankind and otherkind in solidarity with one another.
John Wachtel and Andrew Glassberg, from Lucky Boy Development, who have worked closely with Lifeform to develop the N7 project say, "The principal Raft Elbaz was personally involved in each stage of the project.
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New exhibitors include: ADAS, ADCO Industries, Gel Pro, Haworth, Lifeform Furniture Manufacturing, Matta Products, Posture Perfect Solutions, The Human Solution, Via Seating, Workrite and others.
Lifeform, a design firm best known for its winning entry in the First Step Housing competition, is currently working on two new boutique style projects in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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but this newly discovered lifeform could hold one of the secrets of evolution.
LIFEFORM LED is a major manufacturer of underwater LED boat lights.
The winners of the First Step Housing Competition are: "Soft House", Forsythe + MacAllen Design, Vancouver British Columbia, Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MaeAllen; "Nesting", Harvard Design School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Students David Gwinn, Basil Lee and Tom McMahon; "Kit of Parts", LifeForm, New York, New York, Raft Elbaz, Nanna Wulfing and Julia Tate; "Ordering of Things", New York, New York, Katherine Chang and Aaron Gabriel; "Cocoon", Brooklyn, New York, Daniela Fabricius and Stephen Burks.
When the crew investigates, they inadvertently bring a highly dangerous alien lifeform on board that picks them off one by one in a series of horrific encounters.
The evidence claims to show that our previous assumptions, that electrons are an inanimate lifeform storing charge in a process of spin, is likely to be wrong.