bariatrics

[bar-ee-a-triks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)

a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.

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

of or relating to the treatment of obesitybariatric surgery
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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Medicine definitions for bariatric

bariatrics

[băr′ē-ătrĭks]

n.

The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
Related formsbar′i•atric adj.
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Science definitions for bariatric

bariatrics

[băr′ē-ătrĭks]

The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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