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.

Nearby words

  1. barhop,
  2. bari,
  3. bari delle puglie,
  4. bariatric,
  5. bariatrician,
  6. baric,
  7. barilla,
  8. barinas,
  9. baring,
  10. barisal

Origin of bariatrics

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

Related formsbar·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 formsbar′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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