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


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

Origin of podiatry

First recorded in 1910–15; pod- + -iatry
Also called chiropody.
Can be confusedpediatrics podiatry
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British Dictionary definitions for podiatry


/ (pɒˈdaiətrɪ) /


another word for chiropody

Derived Formspodiatric (ˌpəʊdɪˈætrɪk), adjectivepodiatrist, noun

Word Origin for podiatry

C20: from Greek pous foot
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Medicine definitions for podiatry


[ pə-dīə-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

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