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orthopedic

or orthopaedic

[awr-thuh-pee-dik] /ˌɔr θəˈpi dɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to orthopedics.
Origin of orthopedic
1830-1840
1830-40; ortho- + Greek paid- (stem of paîs) child + -ic
Related forms
orthopedically, adverb
nonorthopedic, adjective
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  • The house in which we lived stood in a garden and was really an orthopaedic institution for girls.

    My Autobiography F. Max Mller
  • And now we've got an admission for him to the orthopaedic hospital.

    Elizabeth's Campaign Mrs. Humphrey Ward
British Dictionary definitions for orthopaedic

orthopaedic

/ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to orthopaedics
2.
designed to help correct or ameliorate the discomfort of disorders of the spine and joints: orthopaedic mattresses
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Word Origin and History for orthopaedic

orthopedic

adj.

1840, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, coined by French physician Nicholas Andry (1658-1742), from Greek orthos "straight, correct" (see ortho-) + paideia "rearing of children," from pais (genitive paidos) "child" (see pedo-).

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