bodily function

an organic process that takes place in the body (Freq. 1)

respiratory activity

Derivationally related forms: ↑active (for: ↑activity)
Hypernyms: ↑organic process, ↑biological process

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bodily function noun
Any of the processes or activities performed by or connected with the body, such as breathing, hearing and digesting
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Main Entry:body

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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