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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: par'a-lel-izm


  1. The state of being structurally parallel.
  2. In psychology, the mind-body doctrine that for every conscious process a corresponding or parallel organic process exists, without asserting a causal interrelation between the two.

[para- + G. allelon, of one another, fr. allos, other]

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