physiological etymology

English word physiological comes from English -ical, English physiology

Detailed word origin of physiological

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ical English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to"; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
physiology English (eng) (obsolete) The study and description of natural objects; natural science.. A branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved.
physiological English (eng) Of, or relating to physiology.. Relating to the action of a drug when given to a healthy person, as distinguished from its therapeutic action.

Words with the same origin as physiological

Descendants of -ical
alphabetical alphabetically archaeological archeological autobiographical biblical biological botanical ecological finicky geological ideological meteorological mythical neurological nonsensical pathological philosophical psychological psychologically technological theological whimsical zoo
Descendants of physiology
pathophysiological physiologic physiologize thermophysiological