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podiatry

[puh-dahy-uh-tree, poh-]
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noun
  1. the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
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Origin of podiatry

First recorded in 1910–15; pod- + -iatry
Also called chiropody.
Can be confusedpediatrics podiatry
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Examples from the Web for podiatry

Historical Examples

  • Used in podiatry, as an antiseptic, as a disinfectant and as an anesthetic.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

  • A Fissure is a crack and in podiatry, has special reference to a condition found in the toeweb.


British Dictionary definitions for podiatry

podiatry

noun
  1. another word for chiropody
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Derived Formspodiatric (ˌpəʊdɪˈætrɪk), adjectivepodiatrist, noun

Word Origin

C20: from Greek pous foot
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Word Origin and History for podiatry

n.

1914, formed from Greek pod-, stem of pous "foot" (see foot (n.)) + iatreia "healing," from iatros "physician" (see -iatric). An attempt to supplant chiropody (see chiropodist) and distance the practice from the popular impression of unskilled corn-cutters. The National Association of Chiropodists changed its name to American Podiatry Association in 1958. Related: Podiatric; podiatrist.

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podiatry in Medicine

podiatry

(pə-dīə-trē)
n.
  1. 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.chiropody podiatric medicine
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Related formspo′di•atric (pō′dē-ătrĭk) adj.po•dia•trist n.
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