[ awr-thot-iks ]
/ ɔrˈθɒt ɪks /
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(used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
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OTHER WORDS FROM orthoticsor·thot·ist [awr-thot-ist, awr-thuh-tist], /ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orthotics
/ (ɔːˈθɒtɪks) /
(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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Medical definitions for orthotics
[ ôr-thŏt′ĭks ]
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or to supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.orthetics
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