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 History of this Word

"iatric" is from "isthai" (to heal) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
geriatric
bariatric
phoniatry
physiatry

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-iatric" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates medicine. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-iatric illustration Pediatric dentists are good for kids without obvious problems.
-iatric illustration People planning a career in podiatry should have scientific aptitude, manual dexterity, interpersonal skills, and good business sense.