Definitions

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

  • noun The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot.

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  • noun US ,(medicine) chiropody

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  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with the feet

Etymologies

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

[Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots + –iatry.]

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From pod- + -iatry.

Examples

  • The term "podiatry," referring exclusively to foot care, was substituted for the older, tarnished term "chiropody," which included hand care as well.

    Chicago Reader

  • The term "podiatry," referring exclusively to foot care, was substituted for the older, tarnished term "chiropody," which included hand care as well.

    Chicago Reader

  • Cuts that were proposed yet prevented included: • Directly denying low-income parents who work Medi-Cal coverage (resulting in 440,000 uninsured over three years) • Eliminating various benefits for 2.5 million adults on Medi-Cal, such as podiatry, eye doctors, dental and other vital services.

    AroundTheCapitol.com

  • - Provides a much broader range of services vital to an aging population including prescriptions, vision, hearing, dental, fitness, mental health, and alternative health benefits such as podiatry and chiropractic services.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Provides a much broader range of services vital to an aging population including prescriptions, vision, hearing, dental, fitness, mental health, and alternative health benefits such as podiatry and chiropractic services.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Cuts that were proposed yet prevented included: • Directly denying low-income parents who work Medi-Cal coverage (resulting in 440,000 uninsured over three years) • Eliminating various benefits for 2.5 million adults on Medi-Cal, such as podiatry, eye doctors, dental and other vital services.

    California Progress Report

  • Lorenzo will be used across 31 community services such as podiatry, speech and language therapists and district nursing.

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  • "podiatry" and inserting in place thereof the words: —, on the effective date of this act, shall have permanent status under chapter thirty-one of the Greneral Laws, subject to passing a qualifying examina - tion to be given by the division of civil service 12,720 00

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • Some of our leg clubs already have an input from other services, such as podiatry and nutrition. "

    Latest news from the public and voluntary sectors, including health, children, local government and social care, plus SocietyGuardian jobs | guardian.co.uk

  • Of the 188 different practices and chains that received the first batch of payments in May, 23 were podiatry practices, or about 12 percent -- even though podiatrists make up only about 1.5 percent of Medicare physicians and practitioners.

    The Center for Public Integrity: Podiatrists have their foot in the door

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