Definition of Vitalism

1. Noun. (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry.

Category relationships: Philosophy
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory
Derivative terms: Vitalist



Definition of Vitalism

1. n. The doctrine that all the functions of a living organism are due to an unknown vital principle distinct from all chemical and physical forces.

2. n. The doctrine that all the functions of a living organism are due to an unknown vital principle distinct from all chemical and physical forces.

Definition of Vitalism

1. Noun. the doctrine that life involves some immaterial "vital force", and cannot be explained scientifically ¹

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Definition of Vitalism

1. a philosophical doctrine [n -S]

Medical Definition of Vitalism

1. The doctrine that all the functions of a living organism are due to an unknown vital principle distinct from all chemical and physical forces. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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