vital

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kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs adipose tissue , fat , fatty tissue
soul or vital spirit anima , animus , pneuma , psyche
French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941) Bergson , Henri Bergson , Henri Louis Bergson
chemical mechanism involved in vital processes occurring in living organisms biochemical mechanism
information, to supply with vital brief , prime
choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience center , core , essence , gist , heart , heart and soul , inwardness , kernel , marrow , meat , nitty-gritty , nub , pith , substance , sum
scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics demographer , demographist , population scientist
vital statistics of a population demography
drug that temporarily quickens some vital process excitant , stimulant , stimulant drug
animating or vital unifying force heartbeat
vital part that is vulnerable to attack jugular
élan vital life force
(biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells nucleic acid
(medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions reserve
vital fluids sera
vital essence soul , spirit
vital principle or animating force within living things spirit
measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs spirometer
use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity spirometry
temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia suspended animation
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