physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development:
the physique of an athlete.
the general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc
1826, from French physique, noun use of physique (adj.) “physical,” from Latin physicus “natural, physics,” from Greek physikos, from physis “nature” (see physic).
physique phy·sique (fĭ-zēk’)
The body considered with reference to its proportions, muscular development, and appearance.
[fahy-sis] /ˈfaɪ sɪs/ noun, plural physes [fahy-seez] /ˈfaɪ siz/ (Show IPA) 1. the principle of growth or change in nature. 2. nature as the source of growth or change. 3. something that grows, becomes, or develops.
1. a combining form meaning “bladder,” used in the formation of compound words: physogastric. physo- pref. Swelling or distention caused by air or gas: physometra.
physocele phy·so·cele (fī’sə-sēl’) n.
[fahy-suh-klis-tuh s] /ˌfaɪ səˈklɪs təs/ adjective, Ichthyology. 1. having the air bladder closed off from the mouth. /ˌfaɪsəʊˈklɪstəs/ adjective 1. (of fishes) having an air bladder that is not connected to the alimentary canal Compare physostomous