from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The concept that society or the universe is analogous to a biological organism, as in development or organization.
- n. The doctrine that the total organization of an organism, rather than the functioning of individual organs, is the principal or exclusive determinant of every life process.
- n. Pathology The theory that all disease is associated with structural alterations of organs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The treatment of society or the universe as if it were an organism
- n. The theory that the total organization of an organism is more important than the functioning of its individual organs
- n. The theory that disease is a result of structural alteration of organs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine of the localization of disease, or which refers it always to a material lesion of an organ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the doctrine of the localization of disease; the theory which refers all disease to material lesions of organs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. theory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes
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