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orthopedic

adjective or·tho·pe·dic \ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-dik\

Simple Definition of orthopedic

  • : used in the treatment of illnesses and injuries that affect bones and muscles

  • : affecting bones or muscles

Full Definition of orthopedic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics

  2. 2 :  marked by or affected with a skeletal deformity, disorder, or injury

or·tho·pe·di·cal·ly play \-ˈpē-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of orthopedic

  1. She was wearing orthopedic shoes.



Variants of orthopedic

also or·tho·pae·dic play \ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-dik\

Origin of orthopedic

French orthopédique, from orthopédie orthopedics, from orth- + Greek paid-, pais child — more at few


First Known Use: 1840

Rhymes with orthopedic


Medical Dictionary

orthopedic

adjective or·tho·pe·dic

Medical Definition of orthopedic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics <orthopedic surgery> <orthopedic casts>

  2. 2:  marked by or affected with a deformity, disorder, or injury of the skeleton and associated structures

  3. or·tho·pe·di·cal·ly or chiefly British or·tho·pae·di·cal·ly \-ˈpēd-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of orthopedic

or chiefly British or·tho·pae·dic \ˌȯr-thə-ˈpēd-ik\play


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