from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The doctrine that the phenomena of life depend upon a peculiar vital principle; any vitalistic theory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Reverence for animal life or belief in animal powers and influences, as among savages.
- noun (Biol.) A doctrine, now discarded, that the phenomena of life are due to a peculiar vital principle; the theory of vital force.
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