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bariatrics

[bar-ee-a-triks] /ˌbær iˈæ trɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Greek bár(os) weight (cf. baro-) + -iatrics
Related forms
bariatric, adjective
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bar iatric in Medicine

bariatrics bar·i·at·rics (bār'ē-āt'rĭks)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.


bar'i·at'ric adj.
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bariatrics
  (bār'ē-āt'rĭks)   
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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