Vitalism meaning

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The theory or doctrine that life processes arise from or contain a nonmaterial vital principle and cannot be explained entirely as physical and chemical phenomena.
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The doctrine that the life in living organisms is caused and sustained by a basic force that is distinct from all physical and chemical forces and that life is, in part, self-determining and self-evolving.
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The theory or doctrine that life processes arise from or contain a nonmaterial vital principle and cannot be explained entirely as physical and chemical phenomena.
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The doctrine that life involves some immaterial "vital force", and cannot be explained scientifically.
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Origin of vitalism

  • vital +"Ž -ism

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