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Related to podology: chiropody
the specialized field dealing with the study and care of the foot, including its anatomy, pathology, medical and surgical treatment, and other aspects. adj., adj podiat´ric.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
[pod- + G. iatreia, medical treatment]
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podiatryThe field of healthcare dedicated to understanding the anatomy, mechanics and pathology of the foot, and the diagnosis and treatment of its diseases
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