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physique

[fi-zeek] /fɪˈzik/
noun
1.
physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development:
the physique of an athlete.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French < Latin physicus. See physic
Can be confused
physic, physique.
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physique

/fɪˈziːk/
noun
1.
the general appearance of the body with regard to size, shape, muscular development, etc
Word Origin
C19: via French, from physique (adj) natural, from Latin physicus physical
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Word Origin and History for physiques

physique

n.

1826, from French physique, noun use of physique (adj.) "physical," from Latin physicus "natural, physics," from Greek physikos, from physis "nature" (see physic).

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physiques in Medicine

physique phy·sique (fĭ-zēk')
n.
The body considered with reference to its proportions, muscular development, and appearance.

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