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addaword.gifdefinition of bariatrics

noun
the branch of medicine that deals with obesity
Many residency programs lacked sufficient experience in bariatrics, necessitating established surgeons to consider re-training and re-vamping of their practice to enter the field.
Submitted by: In-turn from United States on 14/04/2011 08:51:00
Definition of bariatrics from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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