Also found in: Medical.
-iatry(word root) medical treatment
Examples of words with the root -iatry: psychiatry
Medical treatment: psychiatry.
[Greek -iātreia, art of healing, from iātros, physician; see -iatric.]
n combining form
indicating healing or medical treatment: psychiatry. Compare -iatrics
[from New Latin -iatria, from Greek iatreia the healing art, from iatros healer, physician]
-iatric adj combining form
a combining form occurring in words that have the general sense “healing, medical practice,” with the initial element usu. denoting the area treated: podiatry; psychiatry.
[< Greek iātreía healing]