bariatrics

bariatrics

[bar-ee-a-triks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.

Origin:
1965–70; < Greek bár(os) weight (cf. baro-) + -iatrics

bariatric, adjective
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bariatric (ˌbærɪˈætrɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to the treatment of obesity: bariatric surgery
 
[C20: from baro + iatric]
 
bariatrics
 
pl n

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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)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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