orthesis

noun
or·​the·​sis | \ȯr-ˈthē-səs \
plural ortheses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of orthesis 

: a device (as a brace) used in orthopedics

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Dictionary Entries near orthesis

orrisroot

ORS

orth-

orthesis

orthetics

ortho

orthoboric acid

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