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[awr-gan-uh-siz-uh m] /ɔrˈgæn əˌsɪz əm/

Philosophy. the view that some systems resemble organisms in having parts that function in relation to the whole to which they belong.
Compare (def 1).
Pathology. the doctrine that all symptoms arise from .
a view of society as an autonomous entity analogous to and following the same developmental pattern as a biological organism.
the theory that the functioning of living organisms is determined by the working together of all organs as an integrated system
the theory that all symptoms are caused by organic disease
the theory that each organ of the body has its own peculiar constitution

organicism or·gan·i·cism (ôr-gān’ĭ-sĭz’əm)


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