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

Origin of physio-

< Greek physio- combining form of phýsis origin, form, natural order. See physis, -o- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for physio-


before a vowel phys-

combining form

of or relating to nature or natural functionsphysiology

Word Origin for physio-

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



Nature; natural:physiognomy.
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