-iatry


a combining form occurring in compound words that have the general sense “healing, medical practice,” with the initial element usually denoting the area treated: podiatry; psychiatry.

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Origin of -iatry

< Greek iātreía healing. See iatro-, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -iatry

-iatry


n combining form

indicating healing or medical treatmentpsychiatry Compare -iatrics

Derived Forms

-iatric, adj combining form

Word Origin for -iatry

from New Latin -iatria, from Greek iatreia the healing art, from iatros healer, physician
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Medicine definitions for -iatry

-iatry


suff.

Medical treatment:psychiatry.
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