orthopedist

noun

or·​tho·​pe·​dist ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-dist How to pronounce orthopedist (audio)
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.

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orthopedist was in 1853

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“Orthopedist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthopedist. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

orthopedist

noun
or·​tho·​pe·​dist
ˌȯr-thə-ˈpēd-əst
: a physician who specializes in orthopedics

Medical Definition

orthopedist

noun
or·​tho·​pe·​dist
variants or chiefly British orthopaedist
: a specialist in orthopedics

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