Definition of podiatry in English:

podiatry

Syllabification: po·di·a·try
Pronunciation: /pəˈdīətrē
 
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noun

The treatment of the feet and their ailments.
More example sentences
  • Wound management differs significantly from many other aspects of patient care that tend to be more specific to nursing, medicine, podiatry, or physical therapy.
  • It has been marketed for applications in dentistry, gynecology and podiatry, as well as other medical applications.
  • It became the unit of choice with its core audience of dermatologists, surgeons, and veterinarians, while its use expanded into ENT, urology, podiatry, plastic surgery, and international markets.

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek pous, pod- 'foot' + iatros 'physician'.

Derivatives

podiatrist

noun
More example sentences
  • Patients who do not respond to simple interventions, or those who have orthopedic or systemic diseases complicating their foot care may require a referral to a podiatrist, foot clinic or orthopedist.
  • Document any other dermatologic complaint and obtain a consultation with a podiatrist or dermatologist for overall care, if necessary.
  • Further, direct supervision is provided by an RN, operating physician, licensed podiatrist, or licensed dentist.

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