Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In medical jurisprudence. One which prevents, obstructs or interferes with the due performance of its special functions by any organ of the body, without anatomical defect or abnormality in the organ itself. See Higbee v. Guardian Mut L. Ins. Co., 66 Barb. (N. Y.) 472. Distinguished from "organic" disease, which is due to some injury to or lesion or malformation in, the organ in question.