os·​te·​o·​path | \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio) \

Definition of osteopath

: a practitioner of osteopathy

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Recent Examples on the Web Its founder, osteopath Phil Parker, previously taught aspiring healers how to diagnose people’s ailments through auras, tarot cards, energy fields, and the spinning of pendulums, as well as how to communicate with spiritual guides. David Tuller, STAT, "BMJ should retract flawed research paper on chronic fatigue syndrome," 13 Dec. 2019 Ward was a colorful character: by trade, an osteopath, but also a socialite, artist, and—most unfortunate for Profumo—a Soviet ally. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How Prince Philip Was Connected to the Profumo Affair—and How Anthony Blunt May Have Covered For Him," 17 Nov. 2019 Even Mark Lester, a child-actor who won hearts in the title role and later packed in showbiz to become an osteopath, already was into his double digits. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Review: ‘Oliver!’ at Marriott Theatre is terrific, thanks in large part to these kids," 11 Nov. 2019 State law spells out which people are obligated to report: Physicians, physician’s assistants, optometrists, dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, behavioral-health professionals, nurses, psychologists, counselors or social workers. The Republic | azcentral.com, "Understand the system | For these people, reporting child abuse is mandatory," 12 Apr. 2018 Neither did a consultation the following month with an osteopath who specializes in gait disorders. Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, "One day, a serious athlete couldn’t walk straight. Doctors were stumped.," 6 Mar. 2018 Neither did a consultation the following month with an osteopath, a doctor who specializes in gait disorders. Sandra G. Boodman, chicagotribune.com, "Medical mystery: Suddenly, she couldn't walk straight," 21 Feb. 2018 Instead, a doctor, osteopath, dentist, advanced registered nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant have to make that declaration. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "SafeCare Docs aims to bring clarity into murky auto injury process," 7 Oct. 2017 Larry Nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program and is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Will Graves, The Seattle Times, "Raisman: scandal marred USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change," 19 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of osteopath

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Osteopath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteopath. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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os·​teo·​path | \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteopath

: a practitioner of osteopathy

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