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orthotic

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noun or·thot·ic \ȯr-ˈthä-tik\

Definition of orthotic

  1. :  a device (as a brace or splint) for supporting, immobilizing, or treating muscles, joints, or skeletal parts which are weak, ineffective, deformed, or injured



Origin and Etymology of orthotic

New Latin orthosis


First Known Use: 1955


Medical Dictionary

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orthotic

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adjective or·thot·ic \ȯr-ˈthät-ik\

Medical Definition of orthotic

  1. 1:  of or relating to orthotics <orthotic research>

  2. 2:  designed for the support of weak or ineffective joints or muscles <orthotic devices> <orthotic shoe inserts>




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orthotic

noun or·thot·ic

Medical Definition of orthotic

  1. :  a device (such as a brace or splint) for supporting, immobilizing, or treating muscles, joints, or skeletal parts which are weak, ineffective, deformed, or injured—called also orthosis




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