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also or·tho·pae·dics  (ôr′thə-pē′dĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.

[From orthopedic, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, orthopedic surgery : Greek ortho-, ortho- + Greek paideia, child-rearing (from pais, paid-, child; see pau- in Indo-European roots).]

or′tho·pe′dic adj.
or′tho·pe′di·cal·ly adv.
or′tho·pe′dist n.


Specialist in conditions and diseases of the bones, joints, and spine.
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Noun1.orthopedist - a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine

orthopedist, orthopaedist

n ortopedista mf, médico de los huesos (fam); (surgeon) cirujano -na mf ortopédico, cirujano de los huesos (fam)
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