Definition of Physiology

1. Noun. The branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms.




2. Noun. Processes and functions of an organism.
Generic synonyms: Bodily Property
Examples of category: Facilitate
Derivative terms: Physiologic, Physiological, Physiological, Physiologist

Definition of Physiology

1. n. The science which treats of the phenomena of living organisms; the study of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.

Definition of Physiology

1. Noun. A branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The study and description of natural objects; natural science. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Physiology

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Medical Definition of Physiology

1. The study of how living organisms function. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physiology

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physiological psychology
physiological reaction
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physiologies
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physiologized
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physiology (current term)
physiome
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physiomedical
physiopathologic
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physiophilosophy
physiophyly
physiopsychic
physiopyrexia
physios
physiosemeiosis

Literary usage of Physiology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The course in General and Comparative physiology will be conducted by ... Comparative physiology of the Central Nervous System and Comparative Psychology. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1874)
"physiology of Health and Education, 75 с liar. Comb's physiology, i i. ... Flint's physiology of Man, (4.50 Afl. Flower's Diagrams of Nerves, $a Hami. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"The last great turning-point in physiology was about the middle of last century. ... The subsequent progress of physiology has shown that all, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Physiologists have taught physiology to considerable classes for a great many years without doing any vivisecting, but it is undeniable that vivisection ..."

5. Research Methods in Ecology by Frederic Edward Clements (1905)
"physiology in particular has suffered at the hands of detached specialists. ... Ecology and physiology. There can be little question in regard to the ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"The ' Comparative physiology ' of his early ' physiology ' was published separately as an enlarged fourth edition in 1854. by further explorations in the ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The course in General and Comparative physiology will be conducted by ... Comparative physiology of the Central Nervous System and Comparative Psychology. ..."

8. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1874)
"physiology of Health and Education, 75 с liar. Comb's physiology, i i. ... Flint's physiology of Man, (4.50 Afl. Flower's Diagrams of Nerves, $a Hami. ..."

9. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"The last great turning-point in physiology was about the middle of last century. ... The subsequent progress of physiology has shown that all, ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Physiologists have taught physiology to considerable classes for a great many years without doing any vivisecting, but it is undeniable that vivisection ..."

11. Research Methods in Ecology by Frederic Edward Clements (1905)
"physiology in particular has suffered at the hands of detached specialists. ... Ecology and physiology. There can be little question in regard to the ..."

12. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"The ' Comparative physiology ' of his early ' physiology ' was published separately as an enlarged fourth edition in 1854. by further explorations in the ..."

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