orthopedic


or·tho·pe·dic

adjective \ˌr-thə-ˈpē-dik\

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

: affecting bones or muscles

Full Definition of ORTHOPEDIC

1
:  of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics
2
:  marked by or affected with a skeletal deformity, disorder, or injury
or·tho·pe·di·cal·ly \-ˈpē-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of ORTHOPEDIC

or·tho·pe·dic also or·tho·pae·dic \ˌr-thə-ˈpē-dik\

Examples of ORTHOPEDIC

  1. She was wearing orthopedic shoes.

Origin of ORTHOPEDIC

French orthopédique, from orthopédie orthopedics, from orth- + Greek paid-, pais child — more at few
First Known Use: 1840

Other Medicine Terms

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Rhymes with ORTHOPEDIC

or·tho·pe·dic

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORTHOPEDIC

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

Variants of ORTHOPEDIC

or·tho·pe·dic or chiefly British or·tho·pae·dic \ˌr-thə-ˈpēd-ik\

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