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orthopedics

[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.
Also, orthopaedics.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; see orthopedic, -ics
Related forms
orthopedist, noun
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  • Not one orthopedist nor one neurosurgeon in my acquaintance really understands the math used in statistical papers.
  • His orthopedist recently said he had a bulging disk.
  • The orthopedist was scrubbed and was preparing to operate.
  • The orthopedist scrubbed and was preparing to operate.
Word Origin and History for orthopedist
n.

1853, from orthopedy (1840), from French orthopédie (18c.); see orthopedic + -ist.

orthopedics

n.

1853, from orthopedic. Also see -ics.

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orthopedist 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.

orthopedist or·tho·pe·dist or or·tho·pae·dist (ôr'thə-pē'dĭst)
n.
A specialist in orthopedics.

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orthopedist 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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orthopedist in Culture
orthopedics [(awr-thuh-pee-diks)]

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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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