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orthopedics

or orthopaedics

[awr-thuh-pee-diks] /ˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks/
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.
Origin of orthopedics
1850-1855
1850-55; see orthopedic, -ics
Related forms
orthopedist, noun
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n.

1853, from orthopedic. Also see -ics.

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orthopedics in Medicine

orthopedics or·tho·pe·dics or or·tho·pae·dics (ôr'thə-pē'dĭks)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.


or'tho·pe'dic adj.
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orthopedics in Science
orthopedics
  (ôr'thə-pē'dĭks)   
The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles.
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orthopedics in Culture
orthopedics [(awr-thuh-pee-diks)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the muscular and skeletal systems.

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