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osteopathy

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noun os·te·op·a·thy \ˌäs-tē-ˈä-pə-thē\

Simple Definition of osteopathy

  • medical : a method of treating people who are sick or in pain by pushing and moving bones and muscles

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of osteopathy

  1. :  a system of medical practice based on a theory that diseases are due chiefly to loss of structural integrity which can be restored by manipulation of the parts supplemented by therapeutic measures (as use of drugs or surgery)

osteopathic play \ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective
osteopathically play \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of osteopathy

New Latin osteopathia, from oste- + Latin -pathia -pathy


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

osteopathy

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noun os·te·op·a·thy \ˌäs-tē-ˈäp-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of osteopathy

plural osteopathies

  1. 1:  a disease of bone

  2. 2:  a system of medical practice based on a theory that diseases are due chiefly to loss of structural integrity which can be restored by manipulation of the parts supplemented by therapeutic measures (as use of medicine or surgery)

osteopathic \ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈpath-ik\play adjective
osteopathically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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