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iatro-


a combining form meaning “healer,” “medicine,” “healing,” used in the formation of compound words: iatrogenic.

Nearby words

iaru, ias, iat, iata, iatric, iatro-, iatrochemistry, iatrogenic, iatse, iaşi, ib.

Origin of iatro-

< Greek, combining form of iātrós healer, equivalent to iâ(sthai) to heal + -tros noun suffix
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Word Origin and History for iatro-

iatro-


word-forming element meaning "physician, medicine, healing," from Greek iatro-, comb. form of iatros "healer, physician" (see -iatric).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper