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Bodily function   /bˈɑdəli fˈəŋkʃən/   Listen
Bodily function

noun
1.
An organic process that takes place in the body.  Synonyms: activity, bodily process, body process.






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"Bodily function" Quotes from Famous Books



... and physical. It denotes greater vigor of constitution, one that continually generates volitive forces, and its persistency of purpose may be interpreted as functional tenacity. Inflexibility of will and purpose impart their tenacious qualities to every bodily function. The will to recover is often far more potent than medicine. We have often witnessed its power in restraining the ravages of disease. The energetic faculties, located at the upper and posterior part of the head, are the invigorating, or tonic elements ...
— The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English • R. V. Pierce



Words linked to "Bodily function" :   opsonisation, phagocytosis, watering, ingestion, activity, anastalsis, sex, sexual activity, hidrosis, overactivity, intake, response, expelling, respiration, insemination, pinocytosis, uptake, body process, organic process, reaction, breath, sex activity, lacrimation, tears, psilosis, emission, bodily process, weeping, healing, hypostasis, ablactation, external respiration, peristalsis, discharge, breathing, sweating, festering, ventilation, expectoration, control, consumption, sudation, placentation, suppuration, transpiration, lactation, biological process, sleeping, perspiration, crying, sexual practice, lachrymation, tearing, tanning, opsonization, maturation, diaphoresis, vermiculation



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