Tripod of life

(Physiol.) the three organs, the heart, lungs, and brain; - so called because their united action is necessary to the maintenance of life.

See also: Tripod

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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True, there's a lot of suffering in the complexities that, in this case, make up the tripod of life, faith an assimilation experienced by Muslim families in the US today.