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Definition 1: an organic process that takes place in the body - [noun denoting process]

Samples where bodily function or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • respiratory activity

Synonyms for bodily function in the sense of this definition

(bodily function is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of bodily function ) (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc

"the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired" "he had lost control of his sphincters"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the accumulation of blood in an organ

(... is a kind of bodily function ) shedding tears

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands

(... is a kind of bodily function ) process whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis

(... is a kind of bodily function ) excessive activity

"overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

"perspiration is a homeostatic process"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) process in which phagocytes engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris; an important defense against infection

(... is a kind of bodily function ) process by which certain cells can engulf and incorporate droplets of fluid

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the formation of the placenta in the uterus

(... is a kind of bodily function ) falling out of hair

(... is a kind of bodily function ) process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the natural process by which the body repairs itself

(... is a kind of bodily function ) (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

(... is a kind of bodily function ) a single complete act of breathing in and out

"thirty respirations per minute"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

"he took a deep breath and dived into the pool" "he was fighting to his last breath"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

(... is a kind of bodily function ) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate

(... is a kind of bodily function ) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

"a bad reaction to the medicine" "his responses have slowed with age"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

"I hate to hear the crying of a child" "she was in tears"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the cessation of lactation

(... is a kind of bodily function ) muscular action of the alimentary tract in a direction opposite to peristalsis

(... is a kind of bodily function ) any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

"the discharge of pus"

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the process of coughing up and spitting out

(... is a kind of bodily function ) the process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes

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