functional disorder n.
A physical disorder in which the symptoms have no known or detectable organic basis but are believed to be the result of psychological factors such as emotional conflicts or stress. Also called functional disease.
- Functional food
noun 1. a food containing additives which provide extra nutritional value Also called nutraceutical noun any foodstuff enhanced by additives and marketed as beneficial to health and longevity; also called nutraceutical Word Origin from Japanese kinsei-shokuhin ‘functionality’ ‘food’ Usage Note abbr. FF
noun 1. a group of atoms responsible for the characteristic behavior of the class of compounds in which the group occurs, as the hydroxyl group in alcohols. noun 1. (chem) the group of atoms in a compound, such as the hydroxyl group in an alcohol, that determines the chemical behaviour of the compound functional group […]
- Functional hypertrophy
functional hypertrophy n. See physiologic hypertrophy.
noun 1. a person with some basic education who still falls short of a minimum standard of literacy or whose reading and writing skills are inadequate to everyday needs. noun 1. a person whose literacy is insufficient for most work and normal daily situations