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[puh-dahy-uh-tree, poh-] /pəˈdaɪ ə tri, poʊ-/

the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
another word for chiropody

1914, formed from Greek pod-, stem of pous “foot” (see foot (n.)) + iatreia “healing,” from iatros “physician” (see -iatric). An attempt to supplant chiropody (see chiropodist) and distance the practice from the popular impression of unskilled corn-cutters. The National Association of Chiropodists changed its name to American Podiatry Association in 1958. Related: Podiatric; podiatrist.

podiatry po·di·a·try (pə-dī’ə-trē)
The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the foot. Also called chiropody, podiatric medicine.
po’di·at’ric (pō’dē-āt’rĭk) adj.
po·di’a·trist n.


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