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organ

[ awr-guhn ]
/ 藞蓴r g蓹n /
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Origin of organ

before 1000; Middle English: musical instrument, pipe organ, organ of the body, tool (<Medieval Latin, Latin organum mechanical device, instrument) <Greek 贸rganon implement, tool, bodily organ, musical instrument, akin to 茅rgonwork

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British Dictionary definitions for organ

organ
/ (藞蓴藧伞蓹n) /

noun

Word Origin for organ

C13: from Old French organe, from Latin organum implement, from Greek organon tool; compare Greek ergein to work
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Scientific definitions for organ

organ
[ 么rg蓹n ]

A distinct part of an organism that performs one or more specialized functions. Examples of organs are the eyes, ears, lungs, and heart of an animal, and the roots, stems, and leaves of a plant.
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Cultural definitions for organ

organ

Part of a living thing, distinct from the other parts, that is adapted for a specific function. Organs are made up of tissues and are grouped into systems, such as the digestive system.

notes for organ

The brain, liver, and skin are organs.
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