phys·​iat·​ry ˌfi-zē-ˈa-trē How to pronounce physiatry (audio)

Examples of physiatry in a Sentence

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Word History


alteration of physiatrics

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of physiatry was in 1947

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“Physiatry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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