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.

Nearby words

  1. orthostatic hypotension,
  2. orthostatic proteinuria,
  3. orthostichy,
  4. orthostyle,
  5. orthotic,
  6. orthotist,
  7. orthotone,
  8. orthotonos,
  9. orthotopic,
  10. orthotropic

Origin of orthotics

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for orthotist

orthotist

/ (ɔːˈθɒtɪst) /

noun

a person who is qualified to practise orthotics

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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Medicine definitions for orthotist

orthotist

[ ôr-thŏtĭst, ôrthə-tĭst ]

n.

A specialist in orthotics.

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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