orthotics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction or·thot·ics \ ȯr-ˈthä-tiks \

Definition of orthotics

: a branch of mechanical and medical science that deals with the design and fitting of orthotics

orthotic

play \ȯr-ˈthä-tik\ adjective

orthotist

play \ȯr-ˈthä-tist, ˈȯr-thə-tist\ noun

First Known Use of orthotics

1957


Medical Dictionary

orthotics

noun plural but singular in construction or·thot·ics \ -iks \

medical Definition of orthotics

: a branch of mechanical and medical science that deals with the support and bracing of weak or ineffective joints or muscles

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