[ puh-dahy-uh-tree, poh- ]
/ pəˈdaɪ ə tri, poʊ- /
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the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
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Also called chiropody.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH podiatrypediatrics, podiatry
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Example sentences from the Web for podiatry
Used in podiatry, as an antiseptic, as a disinfectant and as an anesthetic.
A Fissure is a crack and in podiatry, has special reference to a condition found in the toeweb.
British Dictionary definitions for podiatry
/ (pɒˈdaiətrɪ) /
another word for chiropody
Derived forms of podiatrypodiatric (ˌpəʊdɪˈætrɪk), adjectivepodiatrist, noun
Word Origin for podiatry
C20: from Greek pous foot
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Medical definitions for podiatry
[ pə-dī′ə-trē ]
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 podiatrypo′di•at′ric (pō′dē-ăt′rĭk) adj.po•di′a•trist n.
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