[ ahy-a-truh-jen-ik, ee-a- ]

  1. (of a medical disorder) caused by the diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a physician.

Origin of iatrogenic

First recorded in 1920–25; iatro- + -genic

Other words from iatrogenic

  • i·at·ro·ge·nic·i·ty [ahy-a-troh-juh-nis-i-tee, ee-a-], /aɪˌæ troʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti, iˌæ-/, noun

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How to use iatrogenic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for iatrogenic


/ (aɪˌætrəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

  1. med (of an illness or symptoms) induced in a patient as the result of a physician's words or actions, esp as a consequence of taking a drug prescribed by the physician

  2. social welfare (of a problem) induced by the means of treating a problem but ascribed to the continuing natural development of the problem being treated

Derived forms of iatrogenic

  • iatrogenicity (aɪˌætrəʊdʒɪˈnɪsɪtɪ), noun

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