Definitions

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  • n. The branch of medicine which deals with the prevention and correction of deformities in bodies; orthopedics.

Etymologies

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ortho- +‎ pedia. From Ancient Greek ὀρθός (orthos, "correction") combined with παῖς (pais, "child"). See also orthopedic.

Examples

  • Materia medica, orthopedia, medical analysis, general surgery, bacteriology, therapeutics and anæsthesia no longer mere words, whose very sound made me weak with dismay; but terms descriptive of new ways in which I can help weak and suffering babyhood.

    'Smiles' A Rose of the Cumberlands

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