orthopedic

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adjective or·tho·pe·dic \ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-dik\
variants: or less commonly

orthopaedic

Definition of orthopedic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics an orthopedic surgeon orthopedic shoes

  2. 2 :  marked by or affected with a skeletal deformity, disorder, or injury an orthopedic condition people with orthopedic problems

orthopedically

play \ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of orthopedic in a Sentence

  1. She was wearing orthopedic shoes.

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Origin and Etymology of orthopedic

French orthopédique, from orthopédie orthopedics, from orth- + Greek paid-, pais child — more at few


First Known Use: 1829


ORTHOPEDIC Defined for English Language Learners

orthopedic

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adjective

Definition of orthopedic for English Language Learners

  • : used in the treatment of illnesses and injuries that affect bones and muscles

  • : affecting bones or muscles


Medical Dictionary

orthopedic

adjective or·tho·pe·dic
variants: or chiefly British

orthopaedic

\ˌȯr-thə-ˈpēd-ik\play

Medical Definition of orthopedic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics orthopedic surgery orthopedic casts

  2. 2:  marked by or affected with a deformity, disorder, or injury of the skeleton and associated structures

orthopedically

or chiefly British

orthopaedically

\-ˈpēd-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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