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Encyclopedia > Organ system

In biology, an organ is a group of tissues which perform some function. Common animal organs include the heart, lungs, brain, eye, stomach, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, liver, intestines, skin, uterus, bladder, bone, etc. Common plant organs include the stalk, stem, leaf, roots, and stamen. A group of related organs is an organ system.


Organelles are analogous sub-cellular structures.


Organ systems

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Organ (anatomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (349 words)
Animal organs inside the thorax or abdomen are often referred to as internal organs (this term is not used for organs inside the head).
The vegetative organs are essential for maintaining the life of a plant (they do the vegetative, vital functions, like photosynthesis), while the reproductive are essential in the reproduction.
The same is true for the musculoskeletal system, which involves the relationship between the muscular and skeletal systems.
THE GEOLOGY OF ORGAN CAVE (1269 words)
Organ Cave is also the home of three endangered species of bats, the Indiana Bat, the Gray Bat, and the Virginia Big Eared.
Organ Cave's role in the American Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War as a saltpetre mining facility was significant.
Paleontological: The Organ Cave System is, without a doubt, one of the richest Pleistocene and Recent-Age paleontological treasure troves in West Virginia and the United States.
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