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psychiatry definition

Overview

Define the meaning of the English word psychiatry below. Psychiatry is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

[1846] From French psychiatrie, from Medieval Latin psychiatria. Surface etymology is psych- +‎ -iatry.

Pronunciation

Noun

psychiatry (usually uncountable, plural psychiatries)

  1. (medicine) The branch of medicine that subjectively diagnoses, treats, and studies mental disorders and behavioural conditions.

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