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[os-tee-uh-path] /ˈɒs ti əˌpæθ/
a physician who practices osteopathy.
Also, osteopathist
[os-tee-op-uh-thist] /ˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θɪst/ (Show IPA)
Origin of osteopath
1895-1900, Americanism; back formation from osteopathy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for osteopath
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  • "I'll have the osteopath treat the horse's cross-eyes," said the author to himself.

  • He feels that the people expect more than guessing of an osteopath.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • I think this thought has been presented plainly enough to be fully understood and practiced by the reader, if an osteopath.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • The osteopath finds here the field in which he can dwell forever.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • One, a Dr. R, is an osteopath who has practiced here for fifteen years and is an old friend of our hosts.

  • He would contort your muscles and dislocate your bones like any osteopath.

    The Book of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
  • No disturbing or hindering causes will be tolerated to stay if an osteopath can find and remove it.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • Its medical knowledge comprised the two Wilsons and the osteopath around the corner.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The osteopath wanted to pull my limbs both literally and metaphorically.

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
British Dictionary definitions for osteopath


a person who practises osteopathy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for osteopath

1897, back-formation from osteopathy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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osteopath in Medicine

osteopath os·te·o·path (ŏs'tē-ə-pāth') or os·te·op·a·thist (ŏs'tē-ŏp'ə-thĭst)
A physician practicing osteopathy.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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