orthotics

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 orthoses

Examples of orthotics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those with injuries or specific needs, Dr. Perkins advises picking shoes with removable insoles is a plus to allow for custom orthotics to accommodate foot concerns like plantar fasciitis or bunions. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 3 May 2021 This is great for folks who have orthotics but need a heating element. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of orthotics

1957, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2021

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“Orthotics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthotics. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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orthotics

noun, plural in form 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 design and fitting of orthoses

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