Medical Dictionary

osteopathy


osteopathy

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

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
February 27, 2015
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An explanation or underlying reason
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