psychiatric etymology

English word psychiatric comes from English -ic, English psychiatry

Detailed word origin of psychiatric

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
psychiatry English (eng) (medicine) The branch of medicine that subjectively diagnoses, treats, and studies mental illness and behavioural conditions.
psychiatric English (eng) Of, or relating to, psychiatry.

Words with the same origin as psychiatric

Descendants of -ic
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