[awr-thuh-pee-diks] /ˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks/
(used with a singular verb) the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.
1853, from orthopedy (1840), from French orthopédie (18c.); see orthopedic + -ist.
1853, from orthopedic. Also see -ics.
orthopedist or·tho·pe·dist or or·tho·pae·dist (ôr’thə-pē’dĭst)
A specialist in orthopedics.
orthopedics or·tho·pe·dics or or·tho·pae·dics (ôr’thə-pē’dĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles.
The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the muscular and skeletal systems.
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orthopercussion or·tho·per·cus·sion (ôr’thō-pər-kŭsh’ən) n. Very light percussion of the chest, used to determine the size of the heart.
orthophoria or·tho·pho·ri·a (ôr’thə-fôr’ē-ə) n. The normal condition of balance between the muscles of the eyes that permits the lines of sight to meet at an object being looked at. or’tho·phor’ic (-fôr’ĭk) adj.
[awr-thuh-fos-feyt] /ˌɔr θəˈfɒs feɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid, or any compound containing the trivalent group −PO 4 . /ˌɔːθəʊˈfɒsfeɪt/ noun 1. any salt or ester of orthophosphoric acid