podiatry

noun

po·​di·​a·​try pə-ˈdī-ə-trē How to pronounce podiatry (audio)
pō-
: the medical care and treatment of the human foot

called also chiropody

podiatric adjective
podiatrist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Carl Zimmer describes the bottleneck in your head Scientists respond to ocean acidification doubtsForensic podiatry. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2010 In April 2016, government auditors asked a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage health plan in Minnesota to turn over medical records of patients treated by a podiatry practice whose owner had been indicted for fraud. Chicago Tribune, 16 Dec. 2022 Caroline Robinson is an associate professor of podiatry at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Caroline Robinson And Luke Donnan, CNN, 1 May 2022 In fact they have recently been banned from lots of podiatry clinics and nail salons. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, 4 May 2022 Luke Donnan is a lecturer in podiatry at Charles Sturt University. Caroline Robinson And Luke Donnan, CNN, 1 May 2022 Anytime, Netflix Fans of podiatry and/or dermatology, rejoice. Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2022 Services range from primary care, pediatrics, prenatal and women’s health to optometry, chiropractic care, dental health, podiatry, acupuncture and behavioral health services. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2022 The center would provide orthopedic, pain management and podiatry surgical services. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Greek pod-, pous + English -iatry

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of podiatry was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Podiatry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podiatry. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

podiatry

noun
po·​di·​a·​try pə-ˈdī-ə-trē How to pronounce podiatry (audio)
: medical care and treatment of the human foot

called also chiropody

Medical Definition

podiatry

noun
po·​di·​a·​try pə-ˈdī-ə-trē, pō- How to pronounce podiatry (audio)
plural podiatries
: the medical care and treatment of the human foot

called also chiropody

podiatric adjective

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