Definition of physiognomics in English:

physiognomics

noun

historical
  • Originally: †facial or physical characteristics taken as indicative of character, personality, etc. (obsolete). Later: the art or practice of judging character from facial or physical characteristics.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Harris (c1666–1719), writer and lecturer on science. From physiognomic: see -ic.

Pronunciation

physiognomics

/ˌfɪzɪəˈnɒmɪks/