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CHIROPODIST (an invented word from Gr...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 239 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHIROPODIST (an invented word from Gr. Xeip, hand, and zroiis, foot), properly one who treats the ailments of the hands-CHIROPTERA 239 and feet, or is consulted as to keeping them in good condition; the use of the word is now restricted, however, to the care of the toes, " manicurist " having been invented for the corresponding attentions to the fingers. The word was first introduced in 1785, by a'" corncutter " in Davies Street, London.
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