Definition of metaphysiology in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒi/


  • Those aspects of individual somatic experience which lie beyond the scope of conventional physiology to describe; (specifically in G. H. Lewes' terminology) the treatment of life and the mind as distinct from and requiring different criteria for explanation from questions of physiology (now historical).


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Westminster Review. From meta- + physiology.