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physiology

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noun phys·i·ol·o·gy \ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of physiology

  • : a science that deals with the ways that living things function

  • : the ways that living things or any of their parts function

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of physiology

  1. 1 :  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 — compare anatomy

  2. 2 :  the organic processes and phenomena of an organism or any of its parts or of a particular bodily process

physiologist

play \-jist\ noun

Examples of physiology in a sentence

  1. She took a course in anatomy and physiology.

  2. the physiology of diseased plants



Origin and Etymology of physiology

Latin physiologia natural science, from Greek, from physi- + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1615

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PHYSIOLOGY Defined for Kids

physiology

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noun phys·i·ol·o·gy \ˌfi-zē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of physiology for Students

  1. 1 :  a branch of biology that deals with the processes and activities that keep living things alive

  2. 2 :  the processes and activities by which a living thing or any part of it functions




Medical Dictionary

physiology

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noun phys·i·ol·o·gy \ˌfiz-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of physiology

plural

physiologies

  1. 1:  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—compare anatomy 1, morphology 1

  2. 2:  the organic processes and phenomena of an organism or any of its parts or of a particular bodily process <the physiology of the thyroid gland>

  3. 3:  a treatise on physiology





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