|1.||a. Also called: pipe organ a 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|
|b. (as modifier): organ pipe; organ stop; organ loft|
|2.||reed organ See also harmonica any instrument, such as a harmonium, in which sound is produced in this way|
|3.||electric organ short for electronic organ|
|4.||a fully differentiated structural and functional unit, such as a kidney or a root, in an animal or plant|
|5.||an agency or medium of communication, esp a periodical issued by a specialist group or party|
|6.||an instrument with which something is done or accomplished|
|7.||a euphemistic word for penis|
|[C13: from Old French organe, from Latin organum implement, from Greek organon tool; compare Greek ergein to work]|
organ or·gan (ôr'gən)
A differentiated part of the body that performs a specific function.
|organ (ôr'gən) Pronunciation Key
A distinct part of an organism that performs one or more specialized functions. Examples of organs are the eyes, ears, lungs, and heart of an animal, and the roots, stems, and leaves of a plant.
some kind of wind instrument, probably a kind of Pan's pipes (Gen. 4:21; Job 21:12; Ps. 150:4), which consisted of seven or eight reeds of unequal length.