po·​di·​a·​try | \ pə-ˈdī-ə-trē How to pronounce podiatry (audio) , pō- \

Definition of podiatry

: the medical care and treatment of the human foot

called also chiropody

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Other Words from podiatry

podiatric \ ˌpō-​dē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce podiatry (audio) \ adjective
podiatrist \ pə-​ˈdī-​ə-​trist How to pronounce podiatry (audio) , pō-​ \ noun

Examples of podiatry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The practices will provide everything from dental work to medication management, as well as nutrition and podiatry. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 23 Sep. 2021 To combat the complications of these illnesses, including blindness and foot amputations, the clinics also offer podiatry and optometry services. Sriya Reddy, Dallas News, 21 Sep. 2021 Coral Springs Medical and Dental has opened a new Senior Activity Center featuring a variety of classes as part of its facility that offers primary care, family medicine, geriatrics, behavioral health, podiatry and dental care. Scott Luxor, sun-sentinel.com, 14 May 2021 His son, Carl, joined the business as a teenager and went on to become a leading authority in podiatry circles, launching training courses and writing a textbook about what was needed to create comfortable footwear and promote a healthy gait. Lauren Debter, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 Straw sandals were the norm, so podiatry was a serious matter: The book includes a diagram on how to alleviate foot pain, and suggests a folk remedy, a mash of earthworms and mud, be applied to aching arches. Hiroshi Okamoto, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 July 2020 Nonessential medical services – podiatry, dentistry, physical therapy – have closed shop. Paul Nash, The Conversation, 15 June 2020 California’s proposed budget would also cut eligibility for MediCal and eliminate optional MediCal benefits like podiatry, physical therapy, and diabetes prevention programs. Sara Harrison, Wired, 29 May 2020 That changed last month, when the specialties reflected in the data included larger numbers of those working in dermatology, ophthalmology, podiatry, urology and other areas. New York Times, 25 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of podiatry

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for podiatry

Greek pod-, pous + English -iatry

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“Podiatry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podiatry. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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po·​di·​a·​try | \ pə-ˈdī-ə-trē, pō- How to pronounce podiatry (audio) \
plural podiatries

Medical Definition of podiatry

: the medical care and treatment of the human foot

called also chiropody

Other Words from podiatry

podiatric \ ˌpōd-​ē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce podiatry (audio) \ adjective

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