orthotics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1957 a branch of mechanical and medical science that deals with the design and fitting of orthotics • orthotic adjectiveorthotist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • orthotics — [ôr thät′iks] n. [ ORTH(O) + OTIC + s] the science of developing and fitting surgical devices designed to activate or supplement a weakened or atrophied limb or function orthotic adj. orthotist [ôr′thə tist] n …   English World dictionary

  • Orthotics — Not to be confused with Prosthetics. Orthotist , orthopaedic brace and ankle foot orthotic (AFO) redirect here, where they are dealt with in their respective sections. Two different braces used to treat scoliosis Orthotics (Greek: Ορθός, ortho,… …   Wikipedia

  • orthotics — noun The design, manufacture and installation of orthopedic appliances to support, straighten or improve the function of a body part orthotics …   Wiktionary

  • orthotics — n. science of the fitting of orthopedic appliancesn. (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… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthotics — orthotist /awr thot ist, awr theuh tist/, n. /awr thot iks/, n. (used with a singular v.)a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices. [1960 65; see ORTHOTIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthotics — The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopaedic appliances. SYN: orthetics. * * * or·thot·ics iks n pl but sing in constr a branch of mechanical and medical science that deals with the support and bracing of weak or ineffective… …   Medical dictionary

  • orthotics — [ɔ: θɒtɪkz] plural noun [treated as sing.] the branch of medicine concerned with the provision and use of artificial supports or braces. Derivatives orthotist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • orthotics — or·thot·ics …   English syllables

  • orthotics — n. the science and practice of fitting an orthosis to improve the mechanical functioning of a limb, part of a limb, or the trunk …   The new mediacal dictionary

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