orthotic

orthotic

[awr-thot-ik]
noun
1.
Also, orthosis. a device or support, especially for the foot, used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to orthotics.

Origin:
1960–65; adj. derivative of orthosis (on the model of psychosis: plychotic, etc.); see -tic

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orthotic or·thot·ic (ôr-thŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to orthotics. n.
An orthopedic appliance designed to straighten or support a body part.

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