orthopaedic orthopaedic, orthopaedics orthopaedics See {otrthopedic} and {orthopedics}. [PJC]

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  • orthopaedic — denoting the branch of medicine concerned with treating deformities of the bones and muscles, is spelt paedic in BrE and pedic in AmE. The corresponding noun orthopaedics (AmE orthopedics) is normally treated as singular …   Modern English usage

  • orthopaedic — [[t]ɔ͟ː(r)θəpi͟ːdɪk[/t]] also orthopedic ADJ: ADJ n Orthopaedic means relating to problems affecting people s joints and spines. [MEDICAL] ...an orthopaedic surgeon. ...orthopedic shoes …   English dictionary

  • orthopaedic — UK [ˌɔː(r)θəˈpiːdɪk] / US [ˌɔrθəˈpɪdɪk] adjective [only before noun] 1) medical relating to the medical treatment of injuries and diseases affecting bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments an orthopaedic surgeon 2) [usually before noun] designed to …   English dictionary

  • orthopaedic — adj. Orthopaedic/orthopedic is used with these nouns: ↑surgeon, ↑surgery …   Collocations dictionary

  • orthopaedic — adjective 1 connected with or providing medical treatment for problems affecting bones, muscles etc: an orthopaedic surgeon 2 orthopedic bed/chair/shoe etc one that is designed to cure or prevent medical problems affecting your bones, muscles etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • orthopaedic — [ˌɔːθəˈpiːdɪk] adj medical relating to the treatment of injuries and diseases that affect people s bones and muscles an orthopaedic surgeon[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • orthopaedic — orthopaedics (US orthopedics) ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the branch of medicine concerned with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles. DERIVATIVES orthopaedic adjective orthopaedist noun. ORIGIN from Greek paideia rearing of… …   English terms dictionary

  • orthopaedic — adjective see orthopedic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orthopaedic — or·tho·pae·dic (or″tho peґdik) orthopedic …   Medical dictionary

  • orthopaedic — adj. of or related to the treatment of deformities or diseases of the bones and jointsor·tho·pae·dic || ‚ɔrθəʊ pɪːdɪk /‚ɔː …   English contemporary dictionary

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