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orthopedics

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

Simple Definition of orthopedics

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of orthopedics

  1. :  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)

orthopedist

play \-ˈpē-dist\ noun

Circa 1853

First Known Use of orthopedics

circa 1853

Variants of orthopedics

also

orthopaedics

play \-ˈpē-diks\

Medical Dictionary

orthopedics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction or·tho·pe·dics

Medical Definition of orthopedics

  1. :  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 chiefly British

orthopaedics

\-ˈpēd-iks\play


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