orthopedist

noun
or·​tho·​pe·​dist | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-dist How to pronounce orthopedist (audio) \
plural orthopedists

Definition of orthopedist

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Orthopedist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthopedist. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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orthopedist

noun
or·​tho·​pe·​dist
variants: or chiefly British orthopaedist \ -​ˈpēd-​əst How to pronounce orthopedist (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthopedist

: a specialist in orthopedics

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