orthopedics definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from French orthopédique, orthopedic ; from orthopédie ; from Classical Greek orthos, straight (see ortho-) plush paideia, training of children ; from pais (gen. paidos), child: see pedo-
orthopedics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also or·tho·pae·dicsnoun (used with a sing. verb)
Origin: From orthopedic, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, orthopedic surgery : Greek ortho-, ortho- + Greek paideia, child-rearing (from pais, paid-, child; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots).
- orˌtho·peˈdic adjective
- orˌtho·peˈdi·cal·ly adverb
- orˌtho·peˈdist noun
orthopedics - Cultural Definition
The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the muscular and skeletal systems.
orthopedics - Medical Definition
- orthopedic adjective
orthopedics - Science Definition