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phenogenetics (pl) (noun) (a plural used as a singular)
The genetics of development.
phenomics
The study of phenomes which is the physical and biochemical traits of organisms as they change in response to genetic mutation and environmental influences.

It is used in functional genomics (field of molecular biology), pharmaceutical research (interdisciplinary areas of study involved with the design, action, delivery, disposition, and use of drugs), and metabolic engineering ( practice of optimizing genetic and regulatory processes within cells to increase the cells' production of a certain substance).

philonomics
Said to be the study of the "equitable production" and "fair distribution of goods and services" in a sustainable manner.

Related to the fair and equitable development and regulation of human and material resources of a community, or nation, in a manner that does not prejudice basic human needs in the present nor the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

A reference to international social justice and the ecologically sustainable production and fair distribution of material wealth and knowledge.

phlebodynamics
1. Laws and principles governing blood pressures and flow within the venous circulation.
2. The study of force and motion in the veins.
phonemics
A branch of linguistics dealing with the study of the phonemes of a language.
phonetics
1. The study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance as they are produced by the organs of speech and as they register on the ear and on instruments.
2. The practical application of this science to the understanding and speaking of languages.
3. The system of speech sounds of a language or group of languages; for example, β€œHe reads Portuguese with some ease but finds its phonetics difficult.”
4. A written representation other than conventional spelling; such as, β€œThe use of thru is considered a fair phonetics.”
5. The science of speech and of pronunciation; phonolgy.
6. The analysis and description of speech sounds in terms of the processes by which they are produced (articulatory phonetics), the physical properties of the sounds themselves (acoustic phonetics), and the relation of these properties to the articulatory and auditory processes.
phoniatrics
1. The study of the voice and medical treatment of its disorders.
2. The analysis, assessment, and management of disorders of spoken language.
3. The sciences of the voice, speech and speech training, the problem of the deaf and mute, and musical problems and techniques.
phonics
1. The science of sound in general; acoustics.
2. The science of spoken sounds; phonetics.
3. The correlations between sound and symbol in an alphabetic writing system; used specificlly with reference to a method of teaching reading by associating letters or groups of letters with particular sounds in which the sound values of those individually written letters are identified and put together to form words.
phonocamptics
That branch of physics dealing with the reflection of sounds.
phonosemantics
A reference to sound symbolism or a branch of linguistics that refers to the idea that vocal sounds have meaning.

In particular, sound symbolism is the idea that phonemes (written between slashes like this: /b/) carry meaning in and of themselves.

phonotactics
That part of phonology which comprises or deals with the rules governing the possible phoneme sequences in a language.
physics
1. The scientific study of matter, energy, force, and motion, and the way they relate to each other (takes a singular verb).
2. When used as a plural form with a plural verb: physical properties, interactions, processes, or laws; such as, "The physics of astronomy have become more important."

Physics traditionally incorporates: acoustics, mechanics, optics, electromagnetism, electromagnetism, thermodynamics; and now also includes modern disciplines; such as, quantum mechanics, relativity, cryogenics, solid-state physics, particle physics, plasma physics, and nuclear physics.

physiognomics
Among physicians, signs in the countenance that indicate the state, temperament, or constitution of the body and mind.
physiomics
A systematic study of physiome (the physiological dynamics of a normal intact organism and is built upon information and structure [genome, proteome, and morphome]) in biology.

Physiomics employs bioinformatics to construct networks of physiological features that are associated with genes, proteins and their networks.

physiotherapeutics
A reference to physical therapy.