(redirected from organismal)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.

More discussions about organism
References in periodicals archive ?
In this paper I want to explore the concept of organismal natures as it is deployed in Aristotle's biological writings, in particular the role nature plays in the account of animal generation.
Halobacterium NRC-1 has 13 general transcription factors (GTFs), which are proteins that interact with control regions (promoters) of more than 2400 genes to direct organismal adaptation to environmental change.
Bradley: Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University at Marion, 1465 Mt.
Seen in this model of scalar hierarchy, homeostatic properties of individual, organismal physiology that constrain an individual have no affect on homeostatic constraints at population levels which in turn have no impact on the species level, but can perturb and constrain each higher level.
Courses include Contemporary Issues in Environmental Biology, Organismal and Environmental Biology, Conversational Spanish and Language and Culture: Latin America.
None of them are qualified to comment on evolution for the simple reason that their degrees are not in any of the organismal biological sciences.
Third approach: "Comprises a variety of proposals for engineering 'biological artifacts' possessing some of the developmental capacities of natural embryogenesis (but lacking the organismal character of human embryos) and containing cells from which pluripotent stem cell lines can be derived.
The ancestor, according to this model, could not have been a particular organism, a single organismal lineage.
Temperature is one of the most important abiotic determinants of organismal performance and survival in the intertidal zone.
But that boon comes with a price, says Peter Curtis, a professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology at The Ohio State University.
This book provides a unifying view from a classical organismal biologist's stance and attempts to cover freshwater malacology as broadly as possible, that is shellfish biology, ecology, evolution, genetics.

Full browser ?