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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“Orthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orthesis. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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