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Pronunciation: fiz'e-ol'o-je

Definition: The science concerned with the normal vital processes of animal and vegetable organisms, especially as to how things normally function in the living organism rather than to their anatomic structure, their biochemical composition, or how they are affected by drugs or disease.

[L. or G. physiologia, fr. G. physis, nature, + logos, study]

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