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Meaning of osteopathy

os•te•op•a•thy

Pronunciation: (os"tē-op'u-thē), [key]
— n.
  1. a therapeutic system originally based upon the premise that manipulation of the muscles and bones to promote structural integrity could restore or preserve health: current osteopathic physicians use the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of conventional medicine as well as manipulative measures.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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