- podiatry (n.) 1914, formed from Gk. pod-, stem of pous "foot" (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) + iatreia "healing," from iatros "physician" (see -IATRIC (Cf. -iatric)). An attempt to supplant chiropody (see CHIROPODIST (Cf. chiropodist)) and distance the practice from the popular impression of unskilled corn-cutters. The National Association of Chiropodists changed its name to American Podiatry Association in 1958. Related: Podiatric; podiatrist.
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