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a combining form meaning “healer,” “medicine,” “healing,” used in the formation of compound words:

word-forming element meaning “physician, medicine, healing,” from Greek iatro-, comb. form of iatros “healer, physician” (see -iatric).


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    [ahy-a-truh-kem-uh-stree, ee-a-] /aɪˌæ trəˈkɛm ə stri, iˌæ-/ noun 1. (in the 16th and 17th centuries) the study of chemistry in relation to the physiology, pathology, and treatment of disease.

  • Iatrogenic

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