also orthopaedics noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1853 a branch of medicine concerned with the correction or prevention of skeletal deformities, disorders, or injuries • orthopedist noun

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  • orthopedics — n. [Ortho + Gr. ?, ?, a child.] (Med.) The art or practice of correcting disorders or deformities of the spine and joints, or, by extension, any deformities of the human body. Syn: orthopaedics, orthopedy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orthopedics — is the study of the musculoskeletal system. The Greek word ortho means straight or correct and pedics comes from the Greek pais meaning children. For many centuries, orthopedists have been involved in the treatment of crippled children.… …   Wikipedia

  • orthopedics — 1853, from ORTHOPEDIC (Cf. orthopedic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orthopedics — or orthopaedics [ôr΄thə pē′diks] n. [< Fr orthopédique, orthopedic < orthopédie < Gr orthos, straight (see ORTHO ) + paideia, training of children < pais (gen. paidos), child: see PEDO 1] the branch of medicine dealing with the… …   English World dictionary

  • orthopedics — orthopedist, n. /awr theuh pee diks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, esp. the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as… …   Universalium

  • Orthopedics — The branch of surgery broadly concerned with the skeletal system (bones). Orthopedics is how this field of surgery is listed under Physicians & Surgeons in the telephone Yellow Pages in Jacksonville, Florida. This spelling is quite common today.… …   Medical dictionary

  • orthopedics — noun The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders of the bones and associated muscles and joints …   Wiktionary

  • orthopedics — or|tho|pe|dics also orthopaedics BrE [ˌo:θəˈpi:dıks US ˌo:r ] n [U] the part of medicine that treats illnesses or injuries that affect people s bones or muscles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • orthopedics — or|tho|pe|dics [ ,ɔrθə pidıks ] noun uncount the part of medicine that deals with the treatment of injuries or diseases affecting bones, muscles, JOINTS, and LIGAMENTS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • orthopedics — n. branch of surgery dealing with deformities and diseases of the bones and joints,or·tho pe·dics || ‚ɔrθə pɪːdɪks /‚ɔː …   English contemporary dictionary

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