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Meaning of VITALISM

Pronunciation:  'vItlizm

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 Definition: [n]  a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry
 
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 See Also: philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

 

 

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vi"tal*ism\, n. (Biol.)
The doctrine that all the functions of a living organism are
due to an unknown vital principle distinct from all chemical
and physical forces.

 

 

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