Definition of bariatrics in English:

bariatrics

plural noun

  • usually treated as singular The branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of obesity.

    • ‘I got a specialist physician in bariatrics, or obesity.’
    • ‘Our team includes a psychologist, dietician, exercise physiologist, nursing staff and surgeons, all specially trained in bariatrics.’
    • ‘Minimally invasive or endoscopic techniques are prevalent in all fields including bariatrics; neurosurgery; ear, nose, and throat surgery; and orthopedics.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

bariatrics

/barɪˈatrɪks/