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or·tho·pe·dicsalso 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).]
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Specialist in conditions and diseases of the bones, joints, and spine.
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|Noun||1.||orthopedist - a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)|
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orthopedist, orthopaedistn ortopedista mf, médico de los huesos (fam); (surgeon) cirujano -na mf ortopédico, cirujano de los huesos (fam)
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