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orthopedics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction or·tho·pe·dics \-ˈpē-diks\

medical : a branch of medicine that tries to prevent and correct problems that affect bones and muscles

Full Definition of ORTHOPEDICS

:  a branch of medicine concerned with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures (as tendons and ligaments)
or·tho·pe·dist \-ˈpē-dist\ noun

Variants of ORTHOPEDICS

or·tho·pe·dics also or·tho·pae·dics \-ˈpē-diks\

First Known Use of ORTHOPEDICS

circa 1853

orthopedics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction or·tho·pe·dics   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORTHOPEDICS

:  a branch of medicine concerned with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures (as tendons and ligaments)

Variants of ORTHOPEDICS

or·tho·pe·dics or chiefly British or·tho·pae·dics \-ˈpēd-iks\

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