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Definition of Organ
OrganOrgan Or"gan, n. [L. organum, Gr. ?; akin to ? work, and E.
work: cf. F. organe. See Work, and cf. Orgue, Orgy.]
1. An instrument or medium by which some important action is
performed, or an important end accomplished; as,
legislatures, courts, armies, taxgatherers, etc., are
organs of government.
2. (Biol.) A natural part or structure in an animal or a
plant, capable of performing some special action (termed
its function), which is essential to the life or
well-being of the whole; as, the heart, lungs, etc., are
organs of animals; the root, stem, foliage, etc., are
organs of plants.
Note: In animals the organs are generally made up of several
tissues, one of which usually predominates, and
determines the principal function of the organ. Groups
of organs constitute a system. See System.
3. A component part performing an essential office in the
working of any complex machine; as, the cylinder, valves,
crank, etc., are organs of the steam engine.
4. A medium of communication between one person or body and
another; as, the secretary of state is the organ of
communication between the government and a foreign power;
a newspaper is the organ of its editor, or of a party,
5. [Cf. AS. organ, fr. L. organum.] (Mus.) A wind instrument
containing numerous pipes of various dimensions and kinds,
which are filled with wind from a bellows, and played upon
by means of keys similar to those of a piano, and
sometimes by foot keys or pedals; -- formerly used in the
plural, each pipe being considired an organ.
The deep, majestic, solemn organs blow. --Pope.
Note: Chaucer used the form orgon as a plural.
The merry orgon . . . that in the church goon
Barrel organ, Choir organ, Great organ, etc. See under
Barrel, Choir, etc.
Cabinet organ (Mus.), an organ of small size, as for a
chapel or for domestic use; a reed organ.
Organ bird (Zo["o]l.), a Tasmanian crow shrike (Gymnorhina
organicum). It utters discordant notes like those of a
hand organ out of tune.
Organ fish (Zo["o]l.), the drumfish.
Organ gun. (Mil.) Same as Orgue
Organ harmonium (Mus.), an harmonium of large capacity and
Organ of Gorti (Anat.), a complicated structure in the
cochlea of the ear, including the auditory hair cells, the
rods or fibers of Corti, the membrane of Corti, etc. See
Note under Ear.
Organ pipe. See Pipe, n., 1.
Organ-pipe coral. (Zo["o]l.) See Tubipora.
Organ point (Mus.), a passage in which the tonic or
dominant is sustained continuously by one part, while the
other parts move.
Organ Or"gan, v. t.
To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs; to
Thou art elemented and organed for other apprehensions.
Meaning of Organ from wikipedia
(biology), a part of an organism Organ
(music), a family
of keyboard musical instruments characterized
- In music, the organ
is a keyboard instrument
of one or more pipe divisions
or other means
tones, each pla**** with its own keyboard, pla****...
- biology, an organ
is a collection
of tissues joined
in a structural
unit to serve
function. In the hierarchy
of life, an organ
- The Hammond organ
is an electric organ invented
by Laurens Hammond
and John M. Hanert
and first manufactured
in 1935. Multiple models
have been produced...
- The pipe organ
is a musical instrument
that produces sound
by driving pressurized
air (called wind) through
the organ pipes selected
from a keyboard. Because...
- A **** organ
(or reproductive organ
) is any part of an animal
that is involved
in ****ual reproduction. The reproductive organs together
- An organ system
is a biological system consisting
of a group
that work together
one or more functions. Each organ
has a specialized...
- Organ transplantation
is a medical procedure
from one body and placed
in the body of a recipient, to replace
- The pump organ
is a type of free-reed organ
that generates sound
as air flows
past a vibrating piece
of thin metal
in a frame. The piece
- The organ
of Corti, or spiral organ
, is the receptor organ
and is located
in the mammalian
cochlea. This highly varied strip
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