pedorthics

noun

ped·​or·​thics pə-ˈdȯr-thiks How to pronounce pedorthics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: the art and practice of designing, making, and fitting therapeutic shoes for relieving painful or disabling conditions of the feet
pedorthic adjective
pedorthist noun

Word History

Etymology

Latin ped-, pes + English orth- + -ics

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pedorthics was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Pedorthics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedorthics. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pedorthics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
ped·​or·​thics pə-ˈdȯr-thiks How to pronounce pedorthics (audio)
: the art and practice of designing, making, and fitting therapeutic shoes for relieving painful or disabling conditions of the feet
pedorthic adjective
pedorthic footwear
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