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physiatrics

[fiz-ee-a-triks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. physical medicine.
  2. physical therapy.
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Origin of physiatrics

1855–60; phys(i)- + -iatrics
Related formsphys·i·at·ric, phys·i·at·ri·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for physiatrics

physiatrics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) med, US another name for physiotherapy
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Derived Formsphysiatric or physiatrical, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from physio- + -iatrics
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physiatrics in Medicine

physiatrics

(fĭz′ē-ătrĭks)
n.
  1. physical medicine
  2. physical therapy