podiatry

[puh-dahy-uh-tree, poh-]
noun
the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
Also called chiropody.


Origin:
1910–15; pod- + -iatry

pediatrics, podiatry.
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podiatry (pɒˈdaiətrɪ)
 
n
another word for chiropody
 
[C20: from Greek pous foot]
 
podiatric
 
adj
 
po'diatrist
 
n

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podiatry
1914, formed from Gk. pod-, stem of pous "foot" (see foot) + iatreia "healing," from iatros "physician." An attempt to supplant chiropody, chiropodist (the latter from 1785) and distance the practice from the popular impression of unskilled corn-cutters. The National Association
of Chiropodists changed its name to American Podiatry Association 1958.
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podiatry po·di·a·try (pə-dī'ə-trē)
n.
The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the foot. Also called chiropody, podiatric medicine.


po'di·at'ric (pō'dē-āt'rĭk) adj.
po·di'a·trist n.
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