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.

Origin of bariatrics

1965–70; < Greek bár(os) weight (cf. baro-) + -iatrics

Related forms

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

bariatrics

[ băr′ē-ătrĭks ]

n.

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

Related forms

bar′i•atric adj.
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Science 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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