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Function

Correct spelling for function

Medical definition of function:

1. The special action or physiological property of an organ or other part of the body. 2. The general properties of any substance, depending upon its chemical character and relation to other substances, according to which it may be grouped among the acids, bases, alcohols, or esters, etc. 3. To perform its special work or office, said of an organ or other part of the body; to functionate.

Usage examples for function:

  • The brain is the judicial function and the hand the executive. "A Fleece of Gold Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece, – Charles Stewart Given"
  • What is the special function of each? "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, – Francis M. Walters, A.M."
  • The whole function of the material world lies here. "Natural Law in the Spiritual World, – Henry Drummond"

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