- scoliosis), it was the job of the orthopaedist to straighten the child, not just the child's foot. That is why there is no American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery but there is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. And that is also why orthopaedists look after broken bones.
* * *or·tho·pe·dist or chiefly Brit or·tho·pae·dist -'pēd-əst n a specialist in orthopedics
* * *or·tho·pe·dist (or″tho-peґdist) an orthopedic surgeon.
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Orthopedist — Or*thop e*dist, n. (Med.) One who prevents, cures, or remedies deformities, esp. in children. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
orthopedist — 1853, from orthopedy (1840), from Fr. orthopédie (18c.); see ORTHOPEDIC (Cf. orthopedic) … Etymology dictionary
orthopedist — noun see orthopedics … New Collegiate Dictionary
orthopedist — See orthopedic. * * * … Universalium
orthopedist — noun An orthopedic surgeon … Wiktionary
orthopedist — Synonyms and related words: anesthesiologist, cardiologist, chiropodist, dermatologist, eye doctor, eye ear nose throat specialist, geriatrician, gerontologist, gynecologist, immunologist, internist, neurologist, obstetrician, oculist,… … Moby Thesaurus
orthopedist — or|tho|pe|dist also orthopaedist BrE [ˌo:θəˈpi:dıst US ˌo:r ] n a doctor with special training in orthopedics … Dictionary of contemporary English
orthopedist — or|tho|pe|dist [ ,ɔrθə pidıst ] noun count a doctor whose job is to treat injuries or diseases affecting people s bones, muscles, JOINTS, and LIGAMENTS … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
orthopedist — n. doctor of orthopedics (branch of surgery dealing with deformities, diseases and injuries of the bones and joints),orÂ·tho peÂ·dist || â€šÉ”rÎ¸É™ pÉªËdÉªst /â€šÉ”Ë … English contemporary dictionary
orthopedist — noun (C) a doctor with special training in orthopedics … Longman dictionary of contemporary English