traumatology

noun
trau·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌtrȯ-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce traumatology (audio) also ˌtrau̇- How to pronounce traumatology (audio) \

Definition of traumatology

1 : the study, diagnosis, and treatment of severe, acute physical injuries (as from a car accident or gunshot wound) sustained by individuals requiring immediate medical attention orthopedic traumatology
2 : the evaluation and treatment of psychological trauma in individuals affected by severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury

First Known Use of traumatology

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Traumatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traumatology. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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traumatology

noun
trau·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce traumatology (audio) \
plural traumatologies

Medical Definition of traumatology

1 : the study, diagnosis, and treatment of severe, acute physical injuries (as from a car accident or gunshot wound) sustained by individuals requiring immediate medical attention orthopedic traumatology
2 : the evaluation and treatment of psychological trauma in individuals affected by severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury

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