physiognomic

adjective
phys·​i·​og·​nom·​ic | \ ˌfi-zē-ə(g)-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce physiognomic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly physiognomical \ ˌfi-​zē-​ə(g)-​ˈnä-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce physiognomic (audio) \

Definition of physiognomic

: of, relating to, or characteristic of physiognomy or the physiognomy

Other Words from physiognomic

physiognomically \ ˌfi-​zē-​ə(g)-​ˈnä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce physiognomic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of physiognomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Duchenne used these methods to bridge the new psychological science and the much older study of physiognomic signs, or passions. Kate Crawford, The Atlantic, 27 Apr. 2021 If facial expressions were fleeting, skulls seemed to offer a more solid material for physiognomic inferences. Kate Crawford, The Atlantic, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of physiognomic

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Physiognomic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physiognomic. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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physiognomic

adjective
phys·​i·​og·​nom·​ic | \ ˌfiz-ē-ə(g)-ˈnäm-ik How to pronounce physiognomic (audio) \
variants: also physiognomical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce physiognomic (audio) \

Medical Definition of physiognomic

: of, relating to, or characteristic of physiognomy or the physiognomy

Other Words from physiognomic

physiognomically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce physiognomic (audio) \ adverb

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