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or·gan·i·cism

(ōr-gan'i-sizm),
A theory that attributes all diseases, especially all mental disorders, as organic in origin.

organicism

(ôr-găn′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The concept that society or the universe is analogous to a biological organism, as in development or organization.
2. 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.
3. The theory that all disease is associated with structural alterations of organs.

or·gan′i·cist n.
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