Forms names of fields of specialized medical practice.
Origin of iatry
- ModL -iatria < Gr iatreia, healing
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- Greek -iātreia art of healing from iātros physician –iatric
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἰατρεία (iatreia, “healing, medical treatment”), from ἰατρός (iatros, “doctor”).