podiatry

noun
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

Examples of podiatry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Way of the Shogun," 9 July 2020 Nonessential medical services – podiatry, dentistry, physical therapy – have closed shop. Paul Nash, The Conversation, "Coronavirus shows how ageism is harmful to health of older adults," 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, "Some Nursing Homes Escaped Covid-19—Here's What They Did Right," 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, "Prescriptions Surged as Trump Praised Drugs in Coronavirus Fight," 25 Apr. 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. Michael H. Keller, BostonGlobe.com, "As Trump promoted drugs, prescriptions surged in spite of risks," 25 Apr. 2020 Gresser, a doctor of podiatry, is listed on the college’s website as an adjunct professor. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Student says Long Island professor sexually assaulted her in front of class, sues college," 27 Feb. 2020 Consider this summer’s controversy stirred up by the removal of Silver Lake’s Happy Foot Sad Foot sign after the relocation of the podiatry clinic that owned it. Los Angeles Times, "L.A.’s best logo belongs to Western Truck Exchange. Prove us wrong," 2 Jan. 2020 Each guest at the Winter Boot Party partners up with a volunteer host, who helps the guest get a podiatry exam and properly-fitting boots. Amanda Blanco, courant.com, "Hundreds expected at Footwear with Care’s Winter Boot Party for the Homeless in Hartford on Saturday," 3 Dec. 2019

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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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Last Updated

24 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Podiatry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podiatry. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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podiatry

noun
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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