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Meaning of physiology by Wiktionary Dictionary



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


    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˌfɪziˈɒləʤi/, X-SAMPA: /%fIzi"Ql@dZi/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˌfɪziˈɑːləʤi/, X-SAMPA: /%fIzi"A:l@dZi/

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    • physiology in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • physiology in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • physiology at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of physiology by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. processes and functions of an organism

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

    Definition of physiology by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. physiology ( fĭzĭŏloj ), n.; pl. Physiologies [L. physiologia, Gr. φυσιολογία; φύσις nature + λόγος discourse: cf. F. physiologie.]
      1. The science which treats of the phenomena of living organisms; the study of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.

      ☞ It is divided into animal and vegetable physiology, dealing with animal and vegetable life respectively. When applied especially to a study of the functions of the organs and tissues in man, it is called human physiology.

      2. A treatise on physiology.

      Mental physiology, the science of the functions and phenomena of the mind, as distinguished from a philosophical explanation of the same.