[ awr-thot-iks ]

  1. (used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.

Origin of orthotics

First recorded in 1960–65; see origin at orthotic, -ics

Other words from orthotics

  • or·thot·ist [awr-thot-ist, awr-thuh-tist], /ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst/, noun

Words Nearby orthotics

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British Dictionary definitions for orthotics


/ (ɔːˈθɒtɪks) /

  1. (functioning as singular) the provision and use of artificial or mechanical aids, such as braces, to prevent or assist movement of weak or injured joints or muscles

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