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.
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British Dictionary definitions for -iatrics
n combining form
indicating medical care or treatmentpaediatrics Compare -iatry
Word Origin for -iatrics
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Medical definitions for -iatrics
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