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vital function

noun, Physiology
1.
any function of the body that is essential for life.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • Extrapolation is not an exercise in ignorance it is a vital function of the scientific imagination.
  • However, it would be a mistake to rely on one version of the language to perform this vital function.
  • The same social problem destroyed equally vital function of science.
  • The liver is one of the largest organs of the body and serves the vital function of filtering all the circulating blood.

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