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a. Cosmetic care of the feet and toenails.
b. A cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails.
2. A podiatrist.

[French pédicure : Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see pedi- + Latin cūra, care; see cure.]

ped′i·cure′ v.
ped′i·cur′ist n.
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1. (Medicine) a person responsible for the medical or cosmetic treatment of feet
2. (Professions) a person responsible for the medical or cosmetic treatment of feet
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