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organicism

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noun or·gan·i·cism \ȯr-ˈga-nə-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of organicism

  1. 1 a :  the explanation of life and living processes in terms of the levels of organization of living systems rather than in terms of the properties of their smallest components b :  vitalism

  2. 2 :  any of various theories that attribute to society or the universe as a whole an existence or characteristics analogous to those of a biological organism

organicist

play \-sist\ noun or adjective


Origin and Etymology of organicism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1883


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organicism

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noun or·gan·i·cism \ȯr-ˈgan-ə-ˌsiz-əm\

Medical Definition of organicism

  1. :  a theory that disease is always associated with a structural lesion of an organ




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