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a combining form occurring in compound words that have the general sense “healing, medical practice,” with the initial element usually denoting the type of person treated:
geriatrics; pediatrics.
Origin of -iatrics Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -iatrics


combining form
indicating medical care or treatment: paediatrics Compare -iatry
Word Origin
from iatric
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-iatrics in Medicine

-iatrics suff.
Medical treatment: pediatrics.

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