psychiatry

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noun psy·chi·a·try \sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, sī-\

Definition of psychiatry

  1. :  a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders

psychiatric

play \ˌsī-kē-ˈa-trik\ adjective

psychiatrically

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psychiatrist

play \sə-ˈkī-ə-trist, sī-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of psychiatry

probably from French psychiatrie, from psychiatre psychiatrist, from psych- psych- + Greek iatros physician — more at -iatry


First Known Use: 1828


PSYCHIATRY Defined for English Language Learners

psychiatry

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noun psy·chi·a·try \sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, sī-\

Definition of psychiatry for English Language Learners

  • : a branch of medicine that deals with mental or emotional disorders


PSYCHIATRY Defined for Kids

psychiatry

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noun psy·chi·a·try \sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, sī-\

Definition of psychiatry for Students

  1. :  a branch of medicine dealing with problems of the mind, emotions, or behavior


Medical Dictionary

psychiatry

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noun psy·chi·a·try \-trē\

Medical Definition of psychiatry

plural

psychiatries

  1. :  a branch of medicine that deals with the science and practice of treating mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders especially as originating in endogenous causes or resulting from faulty interpersonal relationships



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