phys·i·ol·o·gy /ˌfɪzɪˈɑləʤɪ/ 名詞
phys·i·ol·o·gy n.; pl. Physiologies
1. The science which treats of the phenomena of living organisms; the study of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.
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.
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.
n 1: the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the
functioning of organisms
2: processes and functions of an organism