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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Example sentences
Many orthopedic operations make for a more enjoyable life.
The procedure could be used in plastic, orthopedic and neural surgeries, he
  notes.
But this is not the only case of pig tissue being used in orthopedic surgery.
The orthopedic surgeon has told us numerous times that he needs to swim as
  therapy for his condition.
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