iatrogenic

adjective
iat·​ro·​gen·​ic | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce iatrogenic (audio) \

Definition of iatrogenic

: induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures an iatrogenic rash

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Other Words from iatrogenic

iatrogenesis \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌa-​trō-​ˈje-​nə-​səs How to pronounce iatrogenic (audio) \ noun
iatrogenically \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌa-​trə-​ˈje-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iatrogenic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of iatrogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Whitaker is right, modern psychiatry, together with the pharmaceutical industry, has inflicted iatrogenic harm on millions of people. John Horgan, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of iatrogenic

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iatrogenic

Greek iatros physician + English -genic

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“Iatrogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iatrogenic. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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iatrogenic

adjective
iat·​ro·​gen·​ic | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈjen-ik also (ˌ)ē- \

Medical Definition of iatrogenic

: induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures an iatrogenic rash

Other Words from iatrogenic

iatrogenically \ -​ˈjen-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iatrogenic (audio) \ adverb
iatrogenicity \ -​jə-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce iatrogenic (audio) \ noun, plural iatrogenicities

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