- The definition of iatrogenic is a complication that happens to a person after getting medical treatment.
An example of iatrogenic is nausea caused by chemotherapy.
Origin of iatrogeniciatro- + -genic
Origin of iatrogenicGreek iātros, physician; see –iatric + –genic.
(comparative more iatrogenic, superlative most iatrogenic)
- (medicine, of a disease etc.) Induced by the words or actions of the physician.
From Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatros, “doctor”) + -genic.