- the theory that living processes are a function of the entire, coordinated, autonomous system of an organism, rather than of any of its parts
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- The concept that society or the universe is analogous to a biological organism, as in development or organization.
- 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.
- Pathology The theory that all disease is associated with structural alterations of organs.
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