noun Date: circa 1774 1. a complex structure of interdependent and subordinate elements whose relations and properties are largely determined by their function in the whole 2. an individual constituted to carry on the activities of life by means of organs separate in function but mutually dependent ; a living being • organismic also organismal adjectiveorganismically adverb

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