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orthopedics

or·tho·pe·dics (or·tho·pae·dics)

orthopedics (orthopaedics)

 
pronunciation:
or th pi diks
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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.
derivations: orthopedic (adj.), orthopedically (adv.), orthopedist (n.)
Word Parts
The word orthopedics contains the following parts:
ortho Greek root that means straight, vertical, perpendicular; correct
ped2, pedo Greek root that means child
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology