Definition of physiognomonics in English:

physiognomonics

noun

  • Physiognomy.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From physiognomonic: see -ic. Compare post-classical Latin physiognomonica art of physiognomy, ancient Greek τὰ ϕυσιογνωμονικά, title of a treatise ascribed to Aristotle. Compare French physiognomonique, translation of the title of the work ascribed to Aristotle, also Middle French, French physiognomonie physiognomy.

Pronunciation

physiognomonics

/ˌfɪzɪəʊnəˈmɒnɪks/