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osteopathy

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

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

Full Definition of OSTEOPATHY

:  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)
os·te·o·path·ic \ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective
os·te·o·path·i·cal·ly \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of OSTEOPATHY

New Latin osteopathia, from oste- + Latin -pathia -pathy
First Known Use: 1899

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic
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osteopathy

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

Medical Definition of OSTEOPATHY

1
:  a disease of bone
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)
os·teo·path·ic \ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈpath-ik\ adjective
os·teo·path·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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