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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
bar′i·a·tri′cian (-ə-trĭsh′ən) n.
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(Medicine) of or relating to the treatment of obesity: bariatric surgery.
[C20: from baro + iatric]
ˌbariˈatrics pl n
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