Definition of orthopod in English:

orthopod

noun

Medicine
slang
  • An orthopaedic surgeon.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in ‘Richard Gordon’ (b. 1921) (real name Gordon Ostlere). Alteration of orthopaedic, perhaps by confusion with -pod, or perhaps humorously after taxonomic words in -pod.

Pronunciation

orthopod

/ˈɔːθəpɒd/