- orff, carl,
- organ culture,
- organ grinder,
- organ of corti,
- organ pipe,
- organ screen
Origin of organ
Examples from the Web for organs
There are conditions where the heart and many other organs are functioning relatively well, but the brain is very ill.
During the time of the pharaohs, such funerary vessels were used to store the organs of the deceased.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance|The Daily Beast|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Wonder theaters were all built around the same time, and parts for the organs were shipped out as they became available.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reports describe a gruesome scene of “almost unspeakable horror” with “bodies everywhere, organs splayed out.”Latest News on Malaysian Airliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine|The Daily Beast|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plaster and ceramic replicas of organs and appendages rest on the shelves alongside sets of false teeth.
In Hirudo, Leuckart has described three similar pairs of organs, the structure of which he has fully elucidated.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The "tripod of life" a French physiologist called these three organs.The Professor at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
It showed in the growing confidence expressed by the organs of the Church authorities in Utah.Under the Prophet in Utah|Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
From this chain large numbers of nerves are given off, which end chiefly in the organs of digestion, circulation, and respiration.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
This changing of the solid food into a liquid by the stomach and other organs is called digestion.Health Lessons|Alvin Davison
- Also called: pipe organa large complex musical keyboard instrument in which sound is produced by means of a number of pipes arranged in sets or stops, supplied with air from a bellows. The largest instruments possess three or more manuals and one pedal keyboard and have the greatest range of any instrument
- (as modifier)organ pipe; organ stop; organ loft
Word Origin for organ
fusion of late Old English organe, and Old French orgene (12c.), both meaning "musical instrument," both from Latin organa, plural of organum "a musical instrument," from Greek organon "implement, tool for making or doing; musical instrument; organ of sense, organ of the body," literally "that with which one works," from PIE *werg-ano-, from root *werg- "to do," related to Greek ergon "work" and Old English weorc (see urge (v.)).
Applied vaguely in late Old English to musical instruments; sense narrowed by late 14c. to the musical instrument now known by that name (involving pipes supplied with wind by a bellows and worked by means of keys), though Augustine (c.400) knew this as a specific sense of Latin organa. The meaning "body part adapted to a certain function" is attested from late 14c., from a Medieval Latin sense of Latin organum. Organist is first recorded 1590s; organ-grinder is attested from 1806.