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noun, plural: macroorganisms

Any macroscopic organism.


Macroorganisms are large enough to be seen by an unaided eye. No optical instruments such as microscopes and lens are necessary to see them. For instance, macrobenthos such as crustaceans and mollusks in the sea floor and millipedes, snails and mites in soil.

Word origin: Gk makro-, comb. form of makrós long + organism > organ: Gk órganon implement, tool, bodily organ.

Compare: microorganism.
See also: organism.

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What is the most dangerous insect?

... soldier ants are as smart and organised as an army: do anything to protect the queen and the young, and act like a single organisms: even if this macroorganism gets hurt, the invader is repelled, so their number will grow again...

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by MrMistery
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:40 pm
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Topic: What is the most dangerous insect?
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