What does Physiology mean?

Definitions for Physiologyˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi

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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

  3. Origin: [L. physiologia, Gr. fysiologi`a; fy`sis nature + lo`gos discourse: cf. F. physiologie.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Physiology

    fiz-i-ol′ō-ji, n. the science of the nature and processes of life, of the vital phenomena of animals and plants and the functions of their parts—a branch of biology.—adjs. Physiolog′ic, -al.—adv. Physiolog′ically.—v.i. Physiol′ogise.—n. Physiol′ogist. [Gr. physis, nature, logos, science.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Physiology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Physiology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Takefumi Kikusui:

    Oxytocin has many positive impacts on human physiology and psychology.

  2. Benjamin Kaplan:

    By then, your body’s physiology will have come back to a normal resting state.

  3. Anurag Mathur:

    It is the first demonstration of an actual human heart which is based in a system that is mimicking the physiology as close as possible.

  4. Scott Kelly:

    I suspect we're going to learn a lot about our physiology and how longer-duration space flights affects it, and hopefully ways to mitigate those effects.

  5. Kelly McGonigal:

    In the moment, when you're feeling overwhelmed by stress, put on one of those songs. Research shows music can shift the physiology of your stress response and increase your confidence.

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