osteopathic

adjective

os·​te·​o·​path·​ic ˌä-stē-ə-ˈpa-thik How to pronounce osteopathic (audio)
: of, relating to, or practicing osteopathic medicine
osteopathic physicians
The results of a study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine indicate that osteopathic adjustments may be of benefit to children suffering from acute otitis media.Robyn Dolgin
osteopathically adverb
an osteopathically trained medical student

Examples of osteopathic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the 60 new allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, 45% referred to diverse patient populations in their mission statements and 23% referred to a diverse student population, found the study, published yesterday in JAMA Network Open. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 15 Dec. 2023 Ohio University has an osteopathic medical school, but this will be the first of its kind in Greater Cincinnati. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 10 May 2023 Perhaps the best-known is Dr. Joseph Mercola, a controversial osteopathic physician who was warned by the Food and Drug Administration last year to stop representing vitamin C, vitamin D3 and quercetin supplements as COVID-19 treatments. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 All kids benefit from annual visits to the doctor, said Dr. Zachary Buck, an osteopathic physician specializing in family medicine at Medical Park Family Care in Anchorage. Medical Park Family Care, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Aug. 2023 Nassar’s and Shaw’s lawyers both argued their treatments were forms of osteopathic manual medicine and trigger-point, or pressure-point, therapy, in which pressure is applied to one area of the body to relieve pain in another. Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY, 15 Aug. 2023 His focus is musculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative technique. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 9 Aug. 2023 That means there will be two standards in the state, one for medical doctors and another for osteopathic doctors, barring any future changes. Azeen Ghorayshi, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2022 The Board of Medicine and osteopathic board were set to vote on Friday for the same change to the standard of care, opting to include an exception for any clinical research. Azeen Ghorayshi, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

osteo- + -pathic, after osteopathy

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osteopathic was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Osteopathic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteopathic. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

osteopathic

adjective
os·​teo·​path·​ic ˌäs-tē-ə-ˈpath-ik How to pronounce osteopathic (audio)
: of, relating to, or practicing osteopathic medicine
osteopathic physicians
osteopathic manipulative treatment
Osteopathic residents were most frequently found in anesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry.Anne E. Crowley et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association
osteopathically adverb
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