[ ahy-a-trik, ee-a- ]
/ aɪˈæ trɪk, iˈæ- /
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of or relating to a physician or medicine; medical.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also i·at·ri·cal .
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British Dictionary definitions for iatric
/ (aɪˈætrɪk) /
relating to medicine or physicians; medical
Word Origin for iatric
C19: from Greek iatrikos of healing, from iasthai to heal
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Medical definitions for iatric (1 of 2)
[ ī-ăt′rĭk ]
Of or relating to medicine or a physician.
Medical definitions for iatric (2 of 2)
Of or relating to a specified kind of medical practice, treatment, or healing:geriatric.
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