podiatry[pō dī′ə trē, pə-]
the profession dealing with the specialized care of the feet and, esp., with the treatment and prevention of foot disorders
Origin of podiatry; from Classical Greek pous (gen. podos), foot + -iatry
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot. Also called chiropody.
Origin of podiatryGreek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots + –iatry.
- (US, medicine) chiropody
From pod- +â€Ž -iatry.