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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.


  1. physiology

    Physiology is a branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes. It examines how organs, organ systems, organisms, cells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical and physical functions that exist in a living system.

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. 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.

  2. Oliver Sacks:

    In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.

  3. 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.

  4. Annelie Vogt von Heselholt:

    One study in the Journal of Cellular Physiology in 2018 shows that curcumin in turmeric can affect immune cells and lead to less severe immune-related diseases.

  5. Maggie Moon:

    Holly Phillips said. It's not clear why this happens ; studies suggest that in response to the stress of not getting quality snooze time, there's a reduction in activity in the hypothalamus, the control panel of the brain where body temperature is regulated. A study from the European Journal of Applied Physiology appears to back this up : researchers documented a drop in body temperature in 20 sleep-deprived young adults. Metabolism may be a culprit here as well. When you're fatigued from a restless night, your metabolism works at a more sluggish pace, Holly Phillips said, producing less heat and slower circulation. You're dehydrated Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water, and water helps regulate body temperature.

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