the principle of growth or change in nature.
nature as the source of growth or change.
something that grows, becomes, or develops.
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How to use physis in a sentence
Another—It is all physiological units: but his reason asks—What is the “physis,” the nature and innate tendency of the units?Westminster Sermons | Charles Kingsley
Another: It is all physiological units; but his reason asks: What is the “physis,” the nature and “innate tendency” of the units?Scientific Essays and Lectures | Charles Kingsley
Phlegmatos d' ouden epoisen h physis organon kathartikon, hoti psychron kai hygron esti kai hoion hmipeptos tis troph.On the Natural Faculties | Galen
Founded by the philosophers upon nature (physis) it was physical.Comparative Religion | J. Estlin Carpenter
Greatest, said Galen, is the physis, and Hippocrates is its prophet.On the Natural Faculties | Galen