-iatrics


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.

Nearby words

  1. -ial,
  2. -ian,
  3. -iana,
  4. -iasis,
  5. -iatric,
  6. -iatry,
  7. -ibility,
  8. -ible,
  9. -ibly,
  10. -ic

Origin of -iatrics


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British Dictionary definitions for -iatrics

-iatrics

n combining form

indicating medical care or treatmentpaediatrics Compare -iatry

Word Origin for -iatrics

from iatric

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Medicine definitions for -iatrics

-iatrics

suff.

Medical treatment:pediatrics.

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