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

Definition of podiatry in English:


The treatment of the feet and their ailments.
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.


Pronunciation: /pəˈdīətrəst/
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.


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

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