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orthopedics

or·tho·pe·dics (or·tho·pae·dics)

orthopedics (orthopaedics)

 
pronunciation:
or th pi diks
features:
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part of speech: plural noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the branch of medicine dealing with the skeletal system and its associated muscles and joints, esp. with the treatment of skeletal disorders in children.
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derivations: orthopedic (adj.), orthopedically (adv.), orthopedist (n.)
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