Definition of organismic in English:



  • See organism

    • ‘Genetics has been an important tool for studying the molecular basis of cell functions and for establishing correlations between cellular function and organismic function.’
    • ‘It allows for the test of a number of biologically important variables in organismic development, for example, the timing of maximal growth rate and the duration of linear growth phase.’
    • ‘In the chain of life there is an organismic relationship among things.’
    • ‘Lazarus defined emotions as a complex, patterned organismic reaction to how we think we are doing in life.’
    • ‘This step in evolution - the acquisition of stable diploidy - was the second prerequisite for evolution of organismic complexity.’
    • ‘Reflecting on this, a number of biologists and historians of biology have noted that the idea of the gene as a code or blueprint is a very limited and reductionist construction of organismic life.’
    • ‘Thus Dawkins, for example, used facts about inheritance, e.g. that genes are faithfully replicated across generations while whole genotypes and organismic characters are not, to privilege the gene as the unit of selection.’
    • ‘Constructivism and maturational theory ‘are both examples of organismic theories.’’
    • ‘Neuroscience, for him, more or less just identifies organismic physical processes that underlie animal/environment interactions.’
    • ‘Large-scale systematic patterns of variation lie at the heart of organismic biology and have interested biologists ever since the beginning.’
    • ‘Chemical messengers regulate physiological and behavioral functions at all levels of organization including molecular, cellular, developmental, organismic, and ecological.’
    • ‘That Goethe is looking at parts of the same organism, while Darwin is treating of entire organismic forms of related groups is beside the point.’
    • ‘Applying these ideas to the design of organismic bodies, we note that the supportive materials of plants and animals are based on fibrous macromolecules-cellulose in plants and collagen and chitin in animals.’
    • ‘We live in a society that has a parallel and equally strong belief in evolution (social and organismic in face of physical entropy) and progress.’
    • ‘It is devoted to what molecular biologists have learned about the details, with all their intricacies and puzzles, of organismic development.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, evolutionary biology and organismic biology continued to grow in strength and sophistication, and extended their reach on down beyond the organism.’
    • ‘But angiosperm life forms and niches are so varied, with much of their organismic machinery being cells where size matters, that a vast spectrum of cell-size has been favoured by selection.’
    • ‘Although the relationship between cellular and organismic age is not well understood, chronological age is inversely correlated with telomere length in adults across all age groups.’
    • ‘Alternatively, since white myotomal muscle is the tissue that comprises the greatest percentage of body mass of fishes, white muscle aerobic capacity may reflect overall organismic aerobic capacity and standard metabolic rate.’
    • ‘From the beginning the emphasis in these journals has been mainly on organismic genetics in a wide variety of animals and plants, and in the early years, on eugenics.’