Definition of physico-theology in US English:

physico-theology

noun

  • A theology based on the constitution of the natural world, especially on evidences of design found there.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in William Derham (1657–1735), Church of England clergyman and natural philosopher. From physico- + theology, after physico-theological.

Pronunciation

physico-theology

/ˌfɪzɪkəʊθɪˈɒlədʒi/