plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of radiology that deals with the health of people working with radioactive materials.
- Doug Rokke has a PhD in health physics and was originally trained as a forensic scientist.
- Morgan immediately began to develop devices and techniques for detecting and measuring different types of radiation, quickly becoming director of health physics at Oak Ridge.
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Syllabification: health phys·ics
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