Meaning of “organism” in the English Dictionary

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"organism" in British English

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organismnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɔː.ɡən.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈɔːr-/

a single living plant, animal, virus, etc.:

Amoebae and bacteria are single-celled organisms.
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(Definition of “organism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"organism" in American English

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organismnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɔr·ɡəˌnɪz·əm/

biology a single living plant, animal, or other living thing

(Definition of “organism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)