-iatric

adjective combining form
variants: or less commonly -iatrical

Definition of -iatric

: of or relating to (such) medical treatment or healing
  • pediatric

Origin and Etymology of -iatric

New Latin -iatria


Medical Dictionary

iatric

adjective iat·ric \ (ˌ)ī-ˈa-trik also (ˌ)ē- \

medical Definition of iatric

1 : of or relating to a physician or medical treatment : medical
  • outstanding iatric ability
2 : being medicinal, healing, or curative
  • iatric qualities

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