Definition of bariatrics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌberēˈatriks/

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
The branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of obesity.
Example sentences
  • I got a specialist physician in bariatrics, or obesity.
  • Minimally invasive or endoscopic techniques are prevalent in all fields including bariatrics; neurosurgery; ear, nose, and throat surgery; and orthopedics.
  • Our team includes a psychologist, dietician, exercise physiologist, nursing staff and surgeons, all specially trained in bariatrics.



Pronunciation: /ˌberēˈatrik/
Example sentences
  • By going through Park Nicollet, they have a whole bariatric department which includes their own dietician, psychologist, physical therapist, etc.
  • The seminar was lead by Teri Barker-Conner, a nurse in the bariatric unit at Park Nicollet.
  • Unfortunately, due to the demand for the bariatric service in recent months, the trust is temporarily not open to new referrals for elective surgery.


1960s: from baro- + Greek iatros 'physician' + -ics.

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Syllabification: bar·i·at·rics

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