[ fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi /
the branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes.
the organic processes or functions in an organism or in any of its parts.
Words nearby physiology
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British Dictionary definitions for physiologies
/ (ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of science concerned with the functioning of organisms
the processes and functions of all or part of an organism
Derived forms of physiologyphysiologist, noun
Word Origin for physiology
C16: from Latin physiologia, from Greek
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Medical definitions for physiologies
[ fĭz′ē-ŏl′ə-jē ]
The biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts.
All the functions of a living organism or any of its parts.
Other words from physiologyphys′i•ol′o•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for physiologies
[ fĭz′ē-ŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of an organism's vital functions, including growth and development, the absorption and processing of nutrients, the synthesis and distribution of proteins and other organic molecules, and the functioning of different tissues, organs, and other anatomic structures. Physiology studies the normal mechanical, physical, and biochemical processes of animals and plants.
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Cultural definitions for physiologies
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