orthotics

[ awr-thot-iks ]
/ ɔrˈθɒt ɪks /

noun

(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
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British Dictionary definitions for orthotist (1 of 2)

orthotist
/ (ɔːˈθɒtɪst) /

noun

a person who is qualified to practise orthotics

British Dictionary definitions for orthotist (2 of 2)

orthotics
/ (ɔːˈθɒtɪks) /

noun

(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 orthotist (1 of 2)

orthotist
[ ôr-thŏtĭst, ôrthə-tĭst ]

n.

A specialist in orthotics.

Medical definitions for orthotist (2 of 2)

orthotics
[ ôr-thŏtĭks ]

n.

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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