podiatry


podiatry
The specialty concerned with the diagnosis and/or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot. SYN: chiropody, podiatric medicine, podology. [pod- + G. iatreia, medical treatment]

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po·di·a·try pə-'dī-ə-trē, pō- n, pl -tries the medical care and treatment of the human foot called also chiropody
po·di·at·ric .pōd-ē-'a-trik adj

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po·di·a·try (pə-diґə-tre) [pod- + -iatry] the specialized field that deals with the study and care of the foot, including its anatomy, pathology, medical and surgical treatment, etc. Formerly called chiropody. podiatric adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • podiatry — (n.) 1914, formed from Gk. pod , stem of pous foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) + iatreia healing, from iatros physician (see IATRIC (Cf. iatric)). An attempt to supplant chiropody (see CHIROPODIST (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • podiatry — ☆ podiatry [pō dī′ə trē, pədī′ə trē ] n. [< Gr pous (gen. podos), FOOT + IATRY] the profession dealing with the specialized care of the feet and, esp., with the treatment and prevention of foot disorders podiatrist n. podiatric [pō΄dē a′trik]… …   English World dictionary

  • Podiatry — Not to be confused with Pediatrics. Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. The term podiatry came into use first in the early 20th century United States,[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • podiatry — /peuh duy euh tree, poh /, n. the care of the human foot, esp. the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders. Also called chiropody. [1910 15; POD + IATRY] * * * or chiropody Medical specialty dealing with the foot. Podiatrists diagnose and treat …   Universalium

  • podiatry — [[t]pəda͟ɪ͟ətri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Podiatry is the professional care and treatment of people s feet. Podiatry is a more modern term for chiropody and also deals with correcting foot problems relating to the way people stand and walk. Syn: chiropody …   English dictionary

  • podiatry — noun Etymology: Greek pod , pous + English iatry Date: 1914 the medical care and treatment of the human foot called also chiropody • podiatric adjective • podiatrist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • podiatry — noun chiropody …   Wiktionary

  • podiatry — po|di|a|try [ pə daıətri ] noun uncount the care of feet and the treatment of foot diseases ╾ po|di|a|trist noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • podiatry — study and treatment of disorders of the foot; chiropody Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • podiatry — po di·a·try || pÉ™ daɪətri n. branch of medicine that treats foot diseases and disorders …   English contemporary dictionary


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