osteopathy

noun
os·​te·​op·​a·​thy | \ˌä-stē-ˈä-pə-thē \

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)

Other Words from osteopathy

osteopathic \ˌä-​stē-​ə-​ˈpa-​thik \ adjective
osteopathically \ˌä-​stē-​ə-​ˈpa-​thi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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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osteopathy

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English Language Learners Definition of osteopathy

medical : 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 \
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 \ adjective
osteopathically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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