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a combining form representing physical or physiological in compound words: physiotherapy.

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Origin of physio-

<Greek physio- combining form of phýsis origin, form, natural order. See physis, -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for physio- (1 of 2)

physio
/ (ˈfɪzɪəʊ) /

noun

informal short for physiotherapy, physiotherapistSee physiotherapy

British Dictionary definitions for physio- (2 of 2)

physio-

before a vowel phys-


combining form

of or relating to nature or natural functionsphysiology
physicalphysiotherapy

Word Origin for physio-

from Greek phusio, from phusis nature, from phuein to make grow
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Medical definitions for physio-

physio-

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Nature; natural:physiognomy.
Physical:physiotherapy.
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