Part of speech: noun

The science of the organs and functions of living bodies.

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Usage examples "physiology":

  1. The moral physiology of men is yet to be explored! - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
  2. The conception of " the physiological division of labour," which political economy has already supplied to physiology, is one of no small value. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
  3. Besides, directly after your declaration that you only tolerate me because I'm amusing, I should be a fool to deliver a lecture on the physiology of enjoyment, instead of giving a practical illustration of the subject. - "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.