chiropodist

[ki-rop-uh-dist, kahy- or, often, shuh-]
noun
a podiatrist.

Origin:
1775–85; chiro- + -pod + -ist

chiropodist, chiropractor.
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chiropody (kɪˈrɒpədɪ)
 
n
the treatment of the feet, esp the treatment of corns, verrucas, etc
 
chi'ropodist
 
n
 
chiropodial
 
adj

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chiropodist
1785, from chiro- "hand" + pod-, stem of Gk. pous "foot" (see foot). A much-maligned word among classicists, who point out it could mean "having chapped feet" but probably doesn't, and in that case it is an etymological garble and no one can say for sure what it is meant to signify.
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