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orthopedic

[awr-thuh-pee-dik] /ˌɔr θəˈpi dɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to orthopedics.
Also, orthopaedic.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; ortho- + Greek paid- (stem of paîs) child + -ic
Related forms
orthopedically, adverb
nonorthopedic, adjective
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  • 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.
  • Military should have this basic orthopedic information.
  • Earlier this year he tore a ligament in his knee which required orthopedic surgery.
  • Next came the orthopedic cases: people who'd broken their limbs and necks after slipping on the ice.
  • Many orthopedic procedures can make life more enjoyable.
  • Its faster to slap out an antibiotic prescription or order an orthopedic insert that insurance will pay.
  • When a leading orthopedic surgeon offers to operate, her parents are apprehensive.
British Dictionary definitions for orthopedic

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 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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