Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An orthopedic appliance designed to straighten or support a body part.
  • adjective Of or relating to orthotics.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to orthotics
  • noun An orthopedic appliance designed to support, straighten or improve the functioning of a body part; an orthosis

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin orthōsis, orthōt-, artificial support, brace, from Greek, a straightening, from orthoun, to straighten, from orthos, straight.]

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