osteopathy

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

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 and Etymology of osteopathy

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


First Known Use: 1899


OSTEOPATHY Defined for English Language Learners

osteopathy

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

Definition of osteopathy for English Language Learners

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


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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