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 podiatric (audio) \ adjective
podiatrist \ pə-​ˈdī-​ə-​trist How to pronounce podiatrist (audio) , pō-​ \ noun

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Weinstein practiced podiatry in Brooklyn’s Bath Beach neighborhood, maintaining an office near another Trump building, Shore Haven Apartments. Steve Eder, The Seattle Times, "Did a Queens podiatrist help Donald Trump avoid Vietnam?," 26 Dec. 2018 Services will include gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, urology, sports health, hand surgery, gynecology and breast surgery. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018 Two other ministers, Dr. Jerry Gross, 72, and his son, Jason Lee Gross, 51, pleaded guilty on May 25 to wire fraud related to unemployment benefits at a podiatry clinic in Forest City, North Carolina. Washington Post, "2 members of secretive NC sect charged with fraud conspiracy," 9 June 2018 That's according to local station KUTV, which reports that an April 5 podiatry appointment led Wilson to the disheveled room. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Veteran posts photos of dirty VA room, prompting apology from clinic in Salt Lake City," 30 Apr. 2018 The 34,000 square-foot center will include family medicine, an emergency room, specialty care services, dental, podiatry, physical therapy, laboratory, and conference and education rooms, Virtua said. Harold Brubaker, Philly.com, "Virtua tops off new health and wellness center in Camden," 22 Feb. 2018 Podiatrists, foot doctors who attend colleges of podiatry rather than traditional medical schools, are trained to treat conditions of the feet and ankles. Donovan Slack And Michael Sallah, USA TODAY, "VA conceals shoddy care and health workers' mistakes," 11 Oct. 2017 Specialty care will include endocrinology, orthopedics, sports medicine, spine care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, podiatry and pain management. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Buzz: Mequon Health Center to open Oct. 19," 9 Oct. 2017 He then was offered a contract by the then-Minneapolis Lakers, but instead chose to attend podiatry school. Orange County Register, "Podiatrist who used Seal Beach gym to set world record for consecutive free throws dies at 94," 26 Mar. 2017

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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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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 podiatric (audio) \ adjective

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