orthopedic

or or·tho·pae·dic

[awr-thuh-pee-dik]
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adjective

of or relating to orthopedics.

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
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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