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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: orthopédique, from Greek ortho- ( ORTHODOX) + pais 'child'

orthopedic

adjective
     
Related topics: Hospital
or‧tho‧pe‧dic also orthopaedic British English
1MH relating to the medical treatment of problems that affect a people's bones or muscles:
an orthopaedic surgeon
the orthopedic ward in the hospital
2

orthopedic bed/chair/shoe etc

MH one that is designed to help treat medical problems that affect people's bones or muscles
orthopedically adverb

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