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orthotic

[ awr-thot-ik ]
/ ɔrˈθɒt ɪk /
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noun

Also orthosis. a device or support, especially for the foot, used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem.

adjective

of or relating to orthotics.

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Origin of orthotic

1960–65; adjective derivative of orthosis (on the model of psychosis: psychotic, etc.); see -tic
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Medical definitions for orthotic

orthotic
[ ôr-thŏtĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to orthotics.

n.

An orthopedic appliance designed to straighten or support a body part.
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