[fiz-ee-oh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌfɪz i oʊˈθɛr ə pi/
the therapeutic use of physical agents or means, such as massage, exercises, etc Also called physical therapy, (informal) physio, (US) physiatrics
1905, from physio- + therapy. Related: Physiotherapist.
physiotherapy phys·i·o·ther·a·py (fĭz’ē-ō-thěr’ə-pē)
See physical therapy.
phys’i·o·ther’a·peu’tic (-thěr’ə-pyōō’tĭk) adj.
[fiz-ee-oh-tahyp] /ˈfɪz i oʊˌtaɪp/ noun 1. the set of physical features that make a person or organism different from others.
[fi-zeek] /fɪˈzik/ noun 1. physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development: the physique of an athlete. /fɪˈziːk/ noun 1. the general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc n. 1826, from French physique, noun use of physique (adj.) “physical,” from Latin physicus “natural, physics,” from Greek physikos, from physis “nature” […]
[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.