bariatrics /barɪˈatrɪks/

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I. plural noun [usu. treated as sing.]

1. the branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of obesity.
II. derivatives

bariatric /ˌbarɪˈatrɪk /
adjective


– origin 1960s: from baro- + Greek iatros ‘physician’ + -ics.

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