noun, plural in form but singular in construction
or·​thot·​ics | \ ȯr-ˈthä-tiks How to pronounce orthotics (audio) \

Definition of orthotics

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

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orthotic \ ȯr-​ˈthä-​tik How to pronounce orthotic (audio) \ adjective
orthotist \ ȯr-​ˈthä-​tist How to pronounce orthotist (audio) , ˈȯr-​thə-​tist How to pronounce orthotist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of orthotics

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Orthotics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthotics. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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noun plural but singular in construction
or·​thot·​ics | \ -iks How to pronounce orthotics (audio) \

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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