SYN: podiatry.

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chi·rop·o·dy kə-'räp-əd-ē, shə-also kī- n, pl -dies PODIATRY
chi·ro·po·di·al .kī-rə-'pōd-ē-əl adj
chi·rop·o·dist kə-'räp-əd-əst, shə-also kī- n

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the study and care of the foot, including its normal structure, its diseases, and their treatment.

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chi·rop·o·dy (ki-ropґə-de) podiatry.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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