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An orthopedic appliance designed to straighten or support a body part.
Of or relating to orthotics.
[From New Latin orthōsis, orthōt-, artificial support, brace, from Greek, a straightening, from orthoun, to straighten, from orthos, straight.]
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(Medicine) a shoe insert designed to improve posture and prevent injury
(Medicine) relating to an orthosis
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1. a device or support used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem, esp. of the foot.adj.
2. of or pertaining to orthotics.
[1960–65; adj. derivative of orthosis orthopedic correction < Greek órthōsis a making straight, guidance]
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orthoticadj ortésico, relativo a una ortesis; n (orthotic device) ortesis f
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