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orthotic

[awr-thot-ik]
noun
  1. Also orthosis. a device or support, especially for the foot, used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to orthotics.
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Origin of orthotic

1960–65; adj. derivative of orthosis (on the model of psychosis: plychotic, etc.); see -tic
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orthotic in Medicine

orthotic

(ôr-thŏtĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to orthotics.
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n.
  1. An orthopedic appliance designed to straighten or support a body part.
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