orthopedist

noun or·tho·pe·dist \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-dist \

Definition of orthopedist

plural orthopedists
: a specialist in orthopedics : a doctor who specializes in the branch of medicine concerned with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures
  • An orthopedist treated her knee injury.

First Known Use of orthopedist

1853

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orthopedist

noun or·tho·pe·dist
variants: or chiefly British orthopaedist play \-ˈpēd-əst\

medical Definition of orthopedist

: a specialist in orthopedics

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