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bariatrics

[ bar-ee-a-triks ]
/ ˌbær iˈæ trɪks /
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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.
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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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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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