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NOUN (2)

1. the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms;

2. processes and functions of an organism;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

physiology \phys`i*ol"o*gy\ (f[i^]z`[i^]*[o^]l"[-o]*j[y^]), n.; pl. Physiologies. [L. physiologia, Gr. fysiologi`a; fy`sis nature + lo`gos 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. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A treatise on physiology. [1913 Webster] Mental physiology, the science of the functions and phenomena of the mind, as distinguished from a philosophical explanation of the same. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

physiology n 1: the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms 2: processes and functions of an organism
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "physiology": aerobiology, agrobiology, anatomy, astrobiology, bacteriology, biochemics, biochemistry, biochemy, bioecology, biological science, biology, biometrics, biometry, bionics, bionomics, biophysics, botany, cell physiology, cryobiology, cybernetics, cytology, ecology, electrobiology, embryology, enzymology, ethnobiology, exobiology, genetics, gnotobiotics, life science, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, radiobiology, taxonomy, virology, xenobiology, zoology
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PHYSIOLOGY, med. jur. The science which treats of the functions of animals; it is the science of life. 2. The legal practitioner who expects to rise to eminence, must acquire some acquaintance with physiology. This subject is intimately connected with gestation, birth, life and death. Vide 2 Chit. Pr. 42, n.