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[ki-rop-uh-dee, kahy- or, often, shuh-]
  1. podiatry.
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Origin of chiropody

1885–90; chiro- + -pody; see -pod, -y3
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Examples from the Web for chiropody

Historical Examples

  • Hairdressing and shampooing, manicuring and chiropody, are almost exclusively the work of girls and women.

    The Canadian Girl at Work

    Marjory MacMurchy

  • But send him along—mebbe my spellin' an', as the fellow says, chiropody, aint what it ort to be—anyway we'll try him.

  • Let us abandon the profession of chiropody, and buy estates at Nouvelle Saar-Louis.

British Dictionary definitions for chiropody


  1. the treatment of the feet, esp the treatment of corns, verrucas, etc
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Derived Formschiropodist, nounchiropodial (ˌkaɪrəʊˈpəʊdɪəl), adjective
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chiropody in Medicine


(kĭ-rŏpə-dē, shĭ-)
  1. podiatry
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