Illustration of the human body.
Physiology is the study of organisms, their functions and their parts.
An example of physiology is the study of the human body.
- the branch of biology dealing with the functions and vital processes of living organisms or their parts and organs
- the functions and vital processes, collectively (of an organism, or of an organ or system of organs)
Origin of physiologyFrench physiologie ; from Classical Latin physiologia ; from Gr: see physio- and amp; -logy
- The biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts.
- All the functions of a living organism or any of its parts.