physiatrics

[ fiz-ee-a-triks ]
/ ˌfɪz iˈæ trɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

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Origin of physiatrics

1855–60; phys(io-) + -iatrics

OTHER WORDS FROM physiatrics

phys·i·at·ric, phys·i·at·ri·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for physiatrics

physiatrics
/ (ˌfɪzɪˈætrɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) med, US another name for physiotherapy

Derived forms of physiatrics

physiatric or physiatrical, adjective

Word Origin for physiatrics

C19: from physio- + -iatrics
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Medical definitions for physiatrics

physiatrics
[ fĭz′ē-ătrĭks ]

n.

physical medicine
physical therapy
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