orthopedic

or or·tho·pae·dic

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

of or relating to orthopedics.

Nearby words

  1. orthomorphic projection,
  2. orthomyxoviridae,
  3. orthonormal,
  4. orthopaedic,
  5. orthopaedics,
  6. orthopedics,
  7. orthopedist,
  8. orthopercussion,
  9. orthophoria,
  10. orthophosphate

Origin of orthopedic

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

Related formsor·tho·pe·di·cal·ly, adverbnon·or·tho·pe·dic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for orthopedic

orthopedic

adj.

1840, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, coined by French physician Nicholas Andry (1658-1742), from Greek orthos "straight, correct" (see ortho-) + paideia "rearing of children," from pais (genitive paidos) "child" (see pedo-).

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