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podiatry

Pronunciation: po-di'a-tre

Definition: The specialty concerned with the diagnosis and/or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot.

Synonym(s): chiropody, podiatric medicine, podology

[pod- + G. iatreia, medical treatment]

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