[ puh-dahy-uh-tree, poh- ]
/ pəˈdaɪ ə tri, poʊ- /
the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
Also called chiropody.
Can be confusedpediatrics podiatry
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Examples from the Web for podiatry
A Fissure is a crack and in podiatry, has special reference to a condition found in the toeweb.
Used in podiatry, as an antiseptic, as a disinfectant and as an anesthetic.
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-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
Related formspo′di•at′ric (pō′dē-ăt′rĭk) adj.po•di′a•trist n.
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