elan vital definition

  • noun:
    • (biology) a hypothetical power (perhaps not actual or chemical) when believed by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and improvement organisms
    • (biology) a hypothetical force (perhaps not physical or chemical) as soon as believed by Henri Bergson resulting in the development and growth of organisms
    • (biology) a hypothetical force (maybe not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson resulting in the evolution and growth of organisms
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