-iatrics

-iatrics

a combining form occurring in compound words that have the general sense “healing, medical practice,” with the initial element usually denoting the type of person treated: geriatrics; pediatrics.

Origin:
-iatr(y) + -ics

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-iatrics
 
n combining form
Compare -iatry indicating medical care or treatment: paediatrics
 
[from iatric]

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-iatrics suff.
Medical treatment: pediatrics.

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