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orthotics

[awr-thot-iks]
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noun
  1. (used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
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Origin of orthotics

First recorded in 1960–65; see origin at orthotic, -ics
Related formsor·thot·ist [awr-thot-ist, awr-thuh-tist] /ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orthotist

orthotist

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

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) 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

(ôr-thŏtĭst, ôrthə-tĭst)
n.
  1. A specialist in orthotics.
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orthotics

(ôr-thŏtĭks)
n.
  1. The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or to supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.orthetics
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