Definitions for orthopedist

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•tho•pe•dicsˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks(n.)

or or•tho•pae•dics

  1. (used with a sing. v.) the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, esp. the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of orthopedics:

1850–55; ortho - + Gk paid- (s. of paîs) child


Princeton's WordNet

  1. orthopedist, orthopaedist(noun)

    a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)


  1. orthopedist(Noun)

    An orthopedic surgeon


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