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'''Definition'''
  
''noun''
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''noun, plural: organs''
  
a group of [[tissues]] that perform a specific [[function]] or group of functions
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A group of [[tissues]] that perform a specific [[function]] or group of functions.
  
Examples of [[animal]] organs are [[heart]], [[lungs]], [[brain]], [[eye]], [[stomach]], [[spleen]], [[bone]]s, [[pancreas]], [[kidney]]s, [[liver]], [[intestine]]s, [[skin]], [[urinary bladder]] and sex organs
 
  
Examples of [[plant]] organs are the [[root]]s, [[stem]]s, [[leaves]], [[flower]]s, [[seed]]s and [[fruit]]s
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'''Supplement'''
  
Word origin: L. Organum, Gr.; akin to work, and E. Work: cf. F. Organe.
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Examples of [[animal]] organs are [[heart]], [[lungs]], [[brain]], [[eye]], [[stomach]], [[spleen]], [[bone]]s, [[pancreas]], [[kidney]]s, [[liver]], [[intestine]]s, [[skin]], [[urinary bladder]] and sex organs.
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Examples of [[plant]] organs are the [[root]]s, [[stem]]s, [[leaves]], [[flower]]s, [[seed]]s and [[fruit]]s.
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''Word origin:'' L. ''Organum'', Gr.; akin to work, and E. Work: cf. F. ''Organe''.
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''Related terms:'' [[organism]], [[organelle]], [[organ system]], [[eco-organ]], [[gustatory organ]], [[sense organ]], [[organ of corti]], [[organ specificity]], [[olfactory organ]], [[floating organ]], [[wandering organ]].

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Definition

noun, plural: organs

A group of tissues that perform a specific function or group of functions.


Supplement

Examples of animal organs are heart, lungs, brain, eye, stomach, spleen, bones, pancreas, kidneys, liver, intestines, skin, urinary bladder and sex organs.

Examples of plant organs are the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruits.


Word origin: L. Organum, Gr.; akin to work, and E. Work: cf. F. Organe.

Related terms: organism, organelle, organ system, eco-organ, gustatory organ, sense organ, organ of corti, organ specificity, olfactory organ, floating organ, wandering organ.