organicism

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

Definition of organicism

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 : 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 \ȯr-ˈga-nə-sist\ noun or adjective

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organicism

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

medical Definition of organicism

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

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