Origin: from French orthopédique, orthopedic from orthopédie from Glassical Greek orthos, straight (see ortho-) plush paideia, training of children from pais (gen. paidos), child: see pedo-
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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
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