Definition of physiology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌfɪziˈɒlədʒi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɪziˈɑːlədʒi//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the scientific study of the normal functions of living things the department of anatomy and physiology
  2. 2 [uncountable, singular] the way in which a particular living thing functions plant physiology the physiology of the horse
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin physiologia (perhaps via French), from Greek phusiologia ‘natural philosophy’ (see physio-, -logy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: physiology