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orthotics

[awr-thot-iks] /ɔrˈθɒt ɪks/
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
Origin of orthotics
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; See origin at orthotic, -ics
Related forms
orthotist
[awr-thot-ist, awr-thuh-tist] /ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orthotist

orthotist

/ɔːˈθɒtɪst/
noun
1.
a person who is qualified to practise orthotics

orthotics

/ɔːˈθɒtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the provision and use of artificial or mechanical aids, such as braces, to prevent or assist movement of weak or injured joints or muscles
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orthotist in Medicine

orthotist or·thot·ist (ôr-thŏt'ĭst, ôr'thə-tĭst)
n.
A specialist in orthotics.

orthotics or·thot·ics (ôr-thŏt'ĭks)
n.
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or to supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs. Also called orthetics.

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