chiropody

noun

chi·​rop·​o·​dy kə-ˈrä-pə-dē How to pronounce chiropody (audio)
shə-,
 also  kī-
chiropodist
kə-ˈrä-pə-dist How to pronounce chiropody (audio)
shə-
 also  kī-
noun

Word History

Etymology

chir- + pod-; from its original concern with both hands and feet

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chiropody was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Chiropody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiropody. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

chiropody

noun
chi·​rop·​o·​dy kə-ˈräp-əd-ē How to pronounce chiropody (audio)
Etymology

from Latin chir-, chiro- "hand" and Greek pod- "foot"; from the fact that this medical practice originally dealt with hands and feet

Medical Definition

chiropody

noun
chi·​rop·​o·​dy kə-ˈräp-əd-ē, shə- also kī- How to pronounce chiropody (audio)
plural chiropodies
chiropodial adjective

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