physiatrics

[fiz-ee-a-triks]

noun (used with a singular verb)


Nearby words

  1. phys. geog.,
  2. physaliform,
  3. physalis,
  4. physeal,
  5. physi-,
  6. physiatrist,
  7. physiatry,
  8. physic,
  9. physic nut,
  10. physical

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

(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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Medicine definitions for physiatrics

physiatrics

[fĭz′ē-ătrĭks]

n.

physical medicine
physical therapy

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