orthopaedic


orthopaedic

adjective

  1. of or relating to orthopedics.

adjective

  1. of or relating to orthopaedics
  2. designed to help correct or ameliorate the discomfort of disorders of the spine and jointsorthopaedic mattresses

adj.1840, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, coined by French physician Nicholas Andry (1658-1742), from Greek orthos “straight, correct” (see ortho-) + paideia “rearing of children,” from pais (genitive paidos) “child” (see pedo-).

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