physiatrics

[fiz-ee-a-triks]

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 physiatric

physiatrics

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

Word Origin for physiatrics

C19: from physio- + -iatrics
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physiatric in Medicine

physiatrics

[fĭz′ē-ătrĭks]
n.
  1. physical medicine
  2. physical therapy
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