or or·tho·pae·dic

[ awr-thuh-pee-dik ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈpi dɪk /


of or relating to orthopedics.

Origin of orthopedic

1830–40; ortho- + Greek paid- (stem of paîs) child + -ic

Related forms

or·tho·pe·di·cal·ly, adverbnon·or·tho·pe·dic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for orthopaedic

  • And now we've got an admission for him to the Orthopaedic hospital.

    Elizabeth's Campaign|Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  • The house in which we lived stood in a garden and was really an orthopaedic institution for girls.

    My Autobiography|F. Max Mller

British Dictionary definitions for orthopaedic


US orthopedic

/ (ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪk) /


of or relating to orthopaedics
designed to help correct or ameliorate the discomfort of disorders of the spine and jointsorthopaedic mattresses
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