bariatrics

[ bar-ee-a-triks ]
/ ˌbær iˈæ trɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bariatrics

bar·i·at·ric, adjective
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Medical definitions for bariatrics

bariatrics
[ băr′ē-ătrĭks ]

n.

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

Other words from bariatrics

bar′i•atric adj.
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Scientific definitions for bariatrics

bariatrics
[ băr′ē-ătrĭks ]

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