orthopaedic

orthopedic

[awr-thuh-pee-dik]
adjective
of or pertaining to orthopedics.
Also, orthopaedic.


Origin:
1830–40; ortho- + Greek paid- (stem of paîs) child + -ic

orthopedically, adverb
nonorthopedic, adjective
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orthopaedic or (US) orthopedic (ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to orthopaedics
2.  designed to help correct or ameliorate the discomfort of disorders of the spine and joints: orthopaedic mattresses
 
orthopedic or (US) orthopedic
 
adj

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orthopedic
1840, from Fr. orthopédique, coined by Fr. physician Nicholas Andry (1658-1742), from Gk. orthos "straight, correct" (see ortho-) + paideia "rearing of children," from pais (gen. paidos) "child" (see pedo-).
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