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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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Examples from the web for bariatric
  • While this is beneficial, it is not the major impact of bariatric surgery.
  • The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities.
  • For severely obese patients, weight loss through bariatric surgery may be an option.
  • Role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient.
British Dictionary definitions for bariatric

bariatric

/ˌbærɪˈætrɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the treatment of obesity: bariatric surgery
Derived Forms
bariatrics, noun:plural
Word Origin
C20: from baro + iatric
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Word Origin and History for bariatric
adj.

1976, from Greek baros "weight," from barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)) + -iatric.

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bariatric 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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bariatric in Science
bariatrics
  (bār'ē-āt'rĭks)   
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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