Physiology Definition

fĭzē-ŏlə-jē
noun
The branch of biology dealing with the functions and vital processes of living organisms or their parts and organs.
Webster's New World
The functions and vital processes, collectively (of an organism, or of an organ or system of organs)
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
biologystudy of living organismsstudy of organic functions

Other Word Forms of Physiology

Noun

Singular:
physiology
Plural:
physiologies

Origin of Physiology

  • From French physiologie, from Latin physiologia, from Ancient Greek φυσιολογία (phusiologia, “natural philosophy"), from φύσις (phusis, “nature") + λόγος (logos, “word").

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