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bariatrics

[bar-ee-a-triks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. 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
Related formsbar·i·at·ric, adjective
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bariatrics in Medicine

bariatrics

(băr′ē-ătrĭks)
n.
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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Related formsbar′i•atric adj.
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bariatrics in Science

bariatrics

[băr′ē-ătrĭks]
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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