physiological

adjective phys·i·o·log·i·cal \ ˌfi-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or physiologic play \ˌfi-zē-ə-ˈlä-jik\
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of physiological

1 : of or relating to physiology
2 : characteristic of or appropriate to an organism's healthy or normal functioning
  • the sodium level was physiological
3 : differing in, involving, or affecting physiological factors
  • a physiological strain of bacteria

physiologically

play \ˌfi-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of physiological

1704

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PHYSIOLOGICAL Defined for Kids

physiological

adjective phys·i·o·log·i·cal \ ˌfi-zē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or physiologic \-ˈlä-jik\

Definition of physiological for Students

: of or relating to the processes and activities that keep living things alive
  • a physiological change

Medical Dictionary

physiological

adjective phys·i·o·log·i·cal \ ˌfiz-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl \
variants: or physiologic play \-ik\

medical Definition of physiological

1 : of or relating to physiology
2 : characteristic of or appropriate to an organism's healthy or normal functioning
3 : differing in, involving, or affecting physiological factors
  • a physiological strain of bacteria

physiologically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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