osteopathy

noun
os·​te·​op·​a·​thy | \ ˌä-stē-ˈä-pə-thē How to pronounce osteopathy (audio) \

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 (such as use of drugs or surgery)

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Other Words from osteopathy

osteopathic \ ˌä-​stē-​ə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce osteopathy (audio) \ adjective
osteopathically \ ˌä-​stē-​ə-​ˈpa-​thi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce osteopathy (audio) \ adverb

Examples of osteopathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Students at Noorda and Rocky Vista graduate as doctors of osteopathy — D.O.s — rather than doctors of medicine, or M.D.s. Erin Alberty, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 July 2021 Doctors of medicine and osteopathy are starting side jobs, from selling stick-on nail colors to dog walking. Monya De, STAT, 17 Feb. 2020 Middleton Shows off Postpartum Body in Bikini 10 Weeks After Welcoming First Baby What exactly is cranial osteopathy? Leah Groth, Health.com, 29 Oct. 2019 Okay, but is there any scientific evidence to back up cranial osteopathy? Leah Groth, Health.com, 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of osteopathy

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osteopathy

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

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The first known use of osteopathy was in 1899

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“Osteopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteopathy. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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osteopathy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of osteopathy

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

osteopathy

noun
os·​te·​op·​a·​thy | \ ˌäs-tē-ˈäp-ə-thē How to pronounce osteopathy (audio) \
plural osteopathies

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)

Other Words from osteopathy

osteopathic \ ˌäs-​tē-​ə-​ˈpath-​ik How to pronounce osteopathy (audio) \ adjective
osteopathically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce osteopathy (audio) \ adverb

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