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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 or·gan·ism /ˈɔrgəˌnɪzəm/
 生物,有機體,社會組織

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 or·gan·ism /ˈɔrgəˌnɪzəm/ 名詞
 生物體,有機體,組織

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·gan·ism n.
 1. Organic structure; organization. “The advantageous organism of the eye.”
 2. Biol. An organized being; a living body, either vegetable or animal, composed of different organs or parts with functions which are separate, but mutually dependent, and essential to the life of the individual.
 Note:Some of the lower forms of life are so simple in structure as to be without organs, but are still called organisms, since they have different parts analogous in functions to the organs of higher plants and animals.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 organism
      n 1: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act
           or function independently [syn: being]
      2: a system considered analogous in structure or function to a
         living body; "the social organism"