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physiological

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adjective phys·i·o·log·i·cal \ˌfi-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Definition of physiological

  1. 1 :  of or relating to physiology

  2. 2 :  characteristic of or appropriate to an organism's healthy or normal functioning <the sodium level was physiological>

  3. 3 :  differing in, involving, or affecting physiological factors <a physiological strain of bacteria>

physiologically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1814

First Known Use of physiological

1814

Variants of physiological

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physiologic

play \-jik\

Other Physiology Terms


PHYSIOLOGICAL Defined for Kids

physiological

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adjective phys·i·o·log·i·cal \ˌfi-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Definition of physiological for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the processes and activities that keep living things alive <a physiological change>



Variants of physiological

or

physiologic

\-ˈlä-jik\

Medical Dictionary

physiological

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adjective phys·i·o·log·i·cal \ˌfiz-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of physiological

  1. 1:  of or relating to physiology

  2. 2:  characteristic of or appropriate to an organism's healthy or normal functioning

  3. 3:  differing in, involving, or affecting physiological factors <a physiological strain of bacteria>

physiologically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Variants of physiological

or

physiologic

\-ik\play


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