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bariatrics

[bar-ee-a-triks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.
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Origin of bariatrics

1965–70; < Greek bár(os) weight (cf. baro-) + -iatrics
Related formsbar·i·at·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bariatric

bariatric

adjective
  1. of or relating to the treatment of obesitybariatric surgery
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Derived Formsbariatrics, pl n

Word Origin for bariatric

C20: from baro + iatric
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Word Origin and History for bariatric

adj.

1976, from Greek baros "weight," from barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)) + -iatric.

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bariatric in Medicine

bariatrics

(băr′ē-ătrĭks)
n.
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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Related formsbar′i•atric adj.
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bariatric in Science

bariatrics

[băr′ē-ătrĭks]
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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