What does Physiology mean?

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ˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒiPhys·i·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. physiologynoun

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

  2. physiologynoun

    processes and functions of an organism


  1. physiologynoun

    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. physiologynoun

    The study and description of natural objects; natural science.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


    The doctrine of the constitution of the works of nature.

    Etymology: φύσις and λέγω; physiologie, Fr.

    Disputing physiology is of no accommodation to your designs. Joseph Glanvill, Scept.

    Philosophers adapted their description of the deity to the vulgar, otherwise the conceptions of mankind could not be accounted for from their physiology. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physiologynoun

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

  2. Physiologynoun

    a treatise on physiology

  3. Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of Physiology in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Bouvier:

    There are basic things that you know about human physiology, but you don't necessarily know how this particular virus is going to behave and what the best treatments are, we probably changed what we were doing on a daily basis.

  2. Marcia Stefanick:

    I am fascinated by this study, which generally confirms all that I present in my Stanford course on Sex and Gender in Human Physiology and Disease, when men get diseases that most healthcare professionals consider 'women's diseases,' they are diagnosed at later, more serious stages, and vice versa.

  3. Amira Kassis:

    There’s energy needs, depending on the age, height and weight of each pilot – we measured their energy expenditure in the lab here, there’s also protein requirements based on the physiology of each pilot.

  4. 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.

  5. Alan Hedge:

    This research suggests that children are not that different from adults in terms of fundamental physiology of the body, it confirms that sitting compresses blood vessels in young people just as much as it does in adults [and] just as much as it does in elderly.

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