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-iatry

  1. 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
  1. indicating healing or medical treatmentpsychiatry Compare -iatrics
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Derived Forms-iatric, adj combining form

Word Origin

from New Latin -iatria, from Greek iatreia the healing art, from iatros healer, physician
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Word Origin and History for -iatry

word-forming element meaning "medical treatment," from French -iatrie, from Greek iatreia "healing, medical treatment" (see -iatric).

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-iatry in Medicine

-iatry

suff.
  1. Medical treatment:psychiatry.
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