Orthopaedic



[awr-thuh-pee-dik] /ˌɔr θəˈpi dɪk/

adjective
1.
of or relating to .
/ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to orthopaedics
2.
designed to help correct or ameliorate the discomfort of disorders of the spine and joints: orthopaedic mattresses
adj.

1840, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, coined by French physician Nicholas Andry (1658-1742), from Greek orthos “straight, correct” (see ortho-) + paideia “rearing of children,” from pais (genitive paidos) “child” (see pedo-).

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