[fiz-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l]
Often phys·i·o·log·ic.

Origin of physiological

First recorded in 1600–10; physiolog(y) + -ical
Related formsphys·i·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·phys·i·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·phys·i·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·phys·i·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbun·phys·i·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·phys·i·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for physiologically


  1. of or relating to physiology
  2. of or relating to normal healthful functioning; not pathological
Derived Formsphysiologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for physiologically



c.1600, "pertaining to natural science," from physiology + -ical. From 1814 as "pertaining to physiology." Related: Physiologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

physiologically in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to physiology.
  2. Being in accord with or characteristic of the normal functioning of a living organism.
  3. Relating to the action of a drug when given to a healthy person, as distinguished from its therapeutic action.
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