organic disease

noun Pathology.

a disease in which there is a structural alteration (opposed to functional disease).

Origin of organic disease

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for organic disease

organic disease


any disease in which there is a physical change in the structure of an organ or partCompare functional disease
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organic disease in Medicine

organic disease


A disease in which there is a structural change to some tissue or organ of the body.
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