podiatry[pō dī′ə trē, pə-]
podiatry definition by Webster's New World
the profession dealing with the specialized care of the feet and, esp., with the treatment and prevention of foot disorders
Origin: ; from Classical Greek pous (gen. podos), foot plush -iatry
podiatry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot. Also called chiropody.
Origin: Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots + -iatry.
- poˌdi·atˈric adjective
- po·diˈa·trist noun
podiatry - Medical Definition
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.
- podiatric adjective
- podiatrist noun