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orthosis

[awr-thoh-sis] /ɔrˈθoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural orthoses
[awr-thoh-seez] /ɔrˈθoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Medicine/Medical. the correction of orthopedic maladjustments.
2.
an orthotic.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < Greek órthōsis a making straight, guidance, equivalent to orthō- (variant stem of orthoûn to straighten, verbal derivative of orthós straight) + -sis -sis
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orthosis

/ɔːˈθəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
an artificial or mechanical aid, such as a brace, to support or assist movement of a weak or injured part of the body
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orthosis in Medicine

orthosis or·tho·sis (ôr-thō'sĭs)
n. pl. or·tho·ses (-sēz)
An external orthopedic appliance that prevents or assists the movement of the spine or limbs.

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