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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy-a-truh-jen-ik, ee-a-]
    • /aɪˌæ trəˈdʒɛn ɪk, iˌæ-/
    • /ˌaɪətrəʊdʒˈenɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-a-truh-jen-ik, ee-a-]
    • /aɪˌæ trəˈdʒɛn ɪk, iˌæ-/

Definitions of iatrogenic word

  • adjective iatrogenic (of a medical disorder) caused by the diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a physician. 1
  • noun iatrogenic Of or relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment. 1
  • adjective iatrogenic (of an illness or symptoms) induced in a patient as the result of a physician's words or actions, esp as a consequence of taking a drug prescribed by the physician 0
  • adjective iatrogenic (of a problem) induced by the means of treating a problem but ascribed to the continuing natural development of the problem being treated 0
  • adjective iatrogenic caused by medical treatment 0
  • adjective iatrogenic (medicine, of a disease, injury, or other bad outcome) Induced by the words or actions of the physician or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedure. 0

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Origin of iatrogenic

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25; iatro- + -genic

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iatrogenic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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