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

Examples of podiatry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The facility will also offer podiatry, chiropractic services, physical therapy, imaging services, MRI, mammography and a pharmacy. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Mar. 2024 In order to understand the best practices for tackling the tall task of purchasing a new pair of running shoes, ABC spoke to two experts on running shoes and podiatry, one in the medical field, and one in the commercial field. Mason Leib, ABC News, 18 Mar. 2024 The best way to prevent athlete’s foot is to keep your feet clean and dry, says Ami Sheth, MD, a podiatry specialist in Los Gatos, California. Sherri Gordon, Verywell Health, 30 Jan. 2024 One of the podiatry groups, Stockdale Podiatry in Bakersfield, also shares office space with FIT Vascular — the vascular suite sits behind a beige, unmarked door off of the podiatry clinic’s waiting room. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, 12 Dec. 2023 That includes the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, created in 1931, whose six members are chosen by the Governor to regulate podiatry practice. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2023 These partnerships offer patients access to primary care, rheumatology, podiatry, ophthalmology and infusion services. Megan Becka, cleveland, 13 Sep. 2023 Services include medical care management, chiropractic, acupuncture, podiatry, and medication management with a pharmacist. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2023 Some of the health care services at this location include medication management with a pharmacist, medical care management, podiatry, and chiropractic and acupuncture services. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2023

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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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