A chiropodist is a doctor who specializes in feet. In other words, a chiropodist is a podiatrist.

If your heel hurts or you have a broken foot, who should you call? A chiropodist, of course. If you've never heard of a chiropodist, that's because this word, especially in American English, has been nearly eclipsed by its synonym podiatrist. The two words share the Greek root pod- (meaning "foot"). A chiropodist was originally a hand and foot doctor, but in many parts of the world today chiropodist is used instead of podiatrist to designate a foot doctor.

Definitions of chiropodist
  1. noun
    a specialist in care for the feet
    synonyms: foot doctor, podiatrist
    see moresee less
    type of:
    medical specialist, specialist
    practices one branch of medicine
Word Family

Look up chiropodist for the last time

Close your vocabulary gaps with personalized learning that focuses on teaching the words you need to know.

VocabTrainer -'s Vocabulary Trainer