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Definition the branch of biology that studies the functioning of organisms; or an organism's processes and functions
  • Individual physiology plays a major role in weight gain.
  • a professor of exercise physiology at the University
  • studying the physiology of consciousness
  • In my ignorance of physiology it occurred to me that he might die suddenly, from excitement, at a critical moment.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Shadow Line
  • [rising] I yield to your superior knowledge of physiology, Henry.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He went over biology, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • And it is always those who know nothing about human nature, who are bored by psychology—and shocked by physiology, who ask it.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Now he was studying about the mind from the point of view of physiology.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • In three other points their physiology differed strangely from ours.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • And suddenly, not by design but by accident, I made a discovery in physiology.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • I got hold of Padilla, and he came over from his laboratory with pills for her fever, having consulted with some Physiology grad students.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They draw upon a number of disciplines in their work: biology, psychology, physiology, and organic chemistry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • How do your Healers get their knowledge about the physiology of a new species?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • "Precisely, monsieur," replied Monte Cristo with one of those smiles that a painter could never represent or a physiologist analyze.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She hasn't an idea on education, nor physiology, nor anything.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • "I'm not sure that a Glatun doctor would know the first thing about human physiology."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But at a meeting of the American Academy of Sciences he met one Dr. Entwisle, a youngish physiologist from Harvard, who would make an excellent dean.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But 'taking of nourishment' is basic physiology, and to tell someone to 'savor' it is pure sarcasm.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • My physiology is a little backwards.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He enjoyed their awed expressions: I wonder if he knows the exact anatomy and physiology of every creature on earth.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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