Definitions for Physiologyˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

phys•i•ol•o•gyˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)

  1. the branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts.

    Category: Physiology

  2. the organic processes or functions in an organism or its parts.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of physiology:

1555–65; < L physiologia < Gk physiología science of natural causes

Princeton's WordNet

  1. physiology(noun)

    the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

  2. physiology(noun)

    processes and functions of an organism


  1. physiology(Noun)

    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.

  2. physiology(Noun)

    The study and description of natural objects; natural science.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physiology(noun)

    the science which treats of the phenomena of living organisms; the study of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life

  2. Physiology(noun)

    a treatise on physiology


  1. Physiology

    Physiology is the scientific study of function in living systems. This includes how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and bio-molecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system. The highest honor awarded in physiology is the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded since 1901 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Physiology

    The biological science concerned with the life-supporting properties, functions, and processes of living organisms or their parts.


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