also orthopaedic adjective Etymology: French orthopédique, from orthopédie orthopedics, from orth- + Greek paid-, pais child — more at few Date: 1840 1. of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics 2. marked by or affected with a skeletal deformity, disorder, or injury • orthopedically adverb

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  • Orthopedic — Or tho*ped ic, Orthopedical Or tho*ped ic*al, a. (Med.) Of, pertaining to, or employed in, orthopedics; relating to the prevention or cure of deformities of children, or, in general, of the human body at any age; as, orthopedic surgery; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthopedic — 1840, from Fr. orthopédique, coined by French physician Nicholas Andry (1658 1742), from Gk. orthos straight, correct (see ORTHO (Cf. ortho )) + paideia rearing of children, from pais (gen. paidos) child (see PEDO (Cf. pedo )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orthopedic — or·tho·pe·dic or chiefly Brit or·tho·pae·dic .ȯr thə pēd ik adj 1) of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics <orthopedic surgery> <orthopedic casts> 2) marked by or affected with a deformity, disorder, or injury of the skeleton and …   Medical dictionary

  • orthopedic — or|tho|pe|dic also orthopaedic BrE [ˌo:θəˈpi:dık US ˌo:r ] adj [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: orthopédique, from Greek ortho ( ORTHODOX) + pais child ] 1.) relating to the medical treatment of problems that affect a people s bones or muscles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • orthopedic — or|tho|pe|dic [ ,ɔrθə pidık ] adjective 1. ) only before noun relating to the medical treatment of injuries and diseases affecting bones and muscles: an orthopedic surgeon 2. ) usually before noun designed to be used by people with injuries or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • orthopedic — 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

  • orthopedic — adjective of or relating to orthopedics (Freq. 1) orthopedic shoes • Syn: ↑orthopaedic, ↑orthopedical • Pertains to noun: ↑orthopedics (for: ↑orthopedical) …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthopedic — orthopedically, adv. /awr theuh pee dik/, adj. of or pertaining to orthopedics. Also, orthopaedic. [1830 40; ORTHO + Gk paid (s. of paîs) child + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthopedic — adjective Of, or relating to orthopedics …   Wiktionary

  • orthopedic — Synonyms and related words: allopathic, chiropodic, chiropractic, clinical, dental, exodontic, homeopathic, hydropathic, iatric, medical, naturopathic, neurological, obstetric, orthodontic, osteopathic, pediatric, periodontic, prosthodontic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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