noun Etymology: New Latin orthosis Date: 1955 a device (as a brace or splint) for supporting, immobilizing, or treating muscles, joints, or skeletal parts which are weak, ineffective, deformed, or injured

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  • orthotic — or·thot·ic ȯr thät ik adj 1) of or relating to orthotics <orthotic research> 2) designed for the support of weak or ineffective joints or muscles <orthotic devices> <orthotic shoe inserts> orthotic n a support or brace for weak …   Medical dictionary

  • orthotic — I. ȯrˈthäd.ik adjective 1. : of or relating to orthotics orthotic research 2. : designed for the support of weak or ineffective joints or muscles orthotic inserts for jogging shoes II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthotic — /ɔˈθɒtɪk/ (say aw thotik) adjective 1. of or relating to an orthosis. –noun 2. an orthotic device, especially one for the foot …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthotic — orthotics ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the branch of medicine concerned with the provision and use of artificial supports or braces. DERIVATIVES orthotic adjective & noun orthotist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • orthotic — /awr thot ik/, n. 1. Also, orthosis. a device or support, esp. for the foot, used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem. adj. 2. of or pertaining to orthotics. [1960 65; adj. deriv. of ORTHOSIS (on the model of PSYCHOSIS: PLYCHOTIC, etc.);… …   Universalium

  • orthotic — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to orthotics 2. noun An orthopedic appliance designed to support, straighten or improve the functioning of a body part; an orthosis …   Wiktionary

  • orthotic — n. (Medicine) orthosis, brace or orthopedic apparatus used to support or correct weak muscles or joints or improving function of movable body parts adj. relating to the science of the fitting of orthopedic appliances, of or pertaining to… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthotic — adjective relating to orthotics. noun an artificial support or brace for the limbs or spine …   English new terms dictionary

  • orthotic — or·thot·ic …   English syllables

  • orthotic — or•thot•ic [[t]ɔrˈθɒt ɪk[/t]] n. 1) med a device or support used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem, esp. of the foot 2) med of or pertaining to orthotics • Etymology: 1960–65; adj. der. of orthosis orthopedic correction < Gk órthōsis …   From formal English to slang

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