orthesis

noun
or·​the·​sis | \ ȯr-ˈthē-səs How to pronounce orthesis (audio) \
plural ortheses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce ortheses (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthesis

: a device (as a brace) used in orthopedics

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ORS

orth-

orthesis

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ortho

orthoboric acid

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