podiatry

[ puh-dahy-uh-tree, poh- ]
/ pəˈdaɪ ə tri, poʊ- /

noun

the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.

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Also called chiropody.

Origin of podiatry

First recorded in 1910–15; pod- + -iatry

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH podiatry

pediatrics, podiatry
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British Dictionary definitions for podiatry

podiatry
/ (pɒˈdaiətrɪ) /

noun

another word for chiropody

Derived forms of podiatry

podiatric (ˌpəʊdɪˈætrɪk), adjectivepodiatrist, noun

Word Origin for podiatry

C20: from Greek pous foot
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Medical definitions for podiatry

podiatry
[ pə-dīə-trē ]

n.

The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the foot.chiropody podiatric medicine

Other words from podiatry

po′di•atric (pō′dē-ătrĭk) adj.po•dia•trist n.
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