An osteopath is a person who treats painful conditions or illnesses by pressing and moving parts of the patient's body.

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  • Osteopath — is a slang noun that could refer to:*A physician who holds a medical degree from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States. *A practitioner of osteopathy, a system of medicine developed in the United States of America and practiced… …   Wikipedia

  • Osteopath — Os te*o*path, n. A practitioner of osteopathy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osteopath — 1897, from OSTEO (Cf. osteo ) + PATH (Cf. path) …   Etymology dictionary

  • osteopath — ☆ osteopath [äs′tē ə path΄ ] n. a doctor who practices osteopathy …   English World dictionary

  • Osteopath — Osteopathie (gr. ὀστέον ostéon „Knochen“ und πάθος páthos „Leiden“) ist ein überwiegend manuelles Diagnose und Behandlungskonzept, das auf den US amerikanischen Arzt Andrew Taylor Still (1828–1917) zurückgeht und zu den alternativmedizinischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • osteopath — UK [ˈɒstɪəʊˌpæθ] / US [ˈɑstɪəˌpæθ] noun [countable] Word forms osteopath : singular osteopath plural osteopaths medical someone who is trained to practise osteopathy …   English dictionary

  • osteopath — osteopathy ► NOUN ▪ a system of complementary medicine involving the manipulation of the skeleton and musculature. DERIVATIVES osteopath noun osteopathic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • osteopath — noun Date: 1897 a practitioner of osteopathy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • osteopath — /os tee euh path /, n. a physician who practices osteopathy. Also, osteopathist /os tee op euh thist/. [1895 1900, Amer.; back formation from OSTEOPATHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • osteopath — noun A physician who practices osteopathy by manipulating the skeleton and muscles …   Wiktionary

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