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bariatrics

bar·i·at·rics

bariatrics

pronunciation:
beI ri ae trihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the study of obesity and its medical or surgical treatment.
derivations: bariatric (adj.), bariatrician (n.)
Word Parts
The word bariatrics contains the following parts:
bar, baro Greek root that means pressure, weight
iatr, iatri, iatro, -iatry Greek root that means medical care, healing
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology