podiatry


po·di·a·try

noun \pə-ˈdī-ə-trē, pō-\

Definition of PODIATRY

:  the medical care and treatment of the human foot —called also chiropody
po·di·at·ric \ˌpō-dē-ˈa-trik\ adjective
po·di·a·trist \pə-ˈdī-ə-trist, pō-\ noun

Origin of PODIATRY

Greek pod-, pous + English -iatry
First Known Use: 1914

po·di·a·try

noun \pə-ˈdī-ə-trē, pō-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural po·di·a·tries

Medical Definition of PODIATRY

: the medical care and treatment of the human foot—called also chiropody
po·di·at·ric \ˌpōd-ē-ˈa-trik\ adjective

podiatry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Medical specialty dealing with the foot. Podiatrists diagnose and treat foot diseases, disabilities, and deformities by means of physical medicine and rehabilitation, special shoes and other mechanical devices, drugs, and minor surgery.

Variants of PODIATRY

podiatry or chiropody

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