|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
osteopathy os·te·op·a·thy (ŏs'tē-ŏp'ə-thē)
A system of medicine based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system affect other bodily parts and cause many disorders that can be corrected by various manipulative techniques used in conjunction with conventional therapeutic procedures. Also called osteopathic medicine.
A disease of a bone. Also called osteopathia.
|osteopathy (ŏs'tē-ŏp'ə-thē) Pronunciation Key
A system of medicine based on the theory that disturbances in the musculoskeletal system can cause disorders in other bodily parts and can be corrected by various manipulative techniques. These are used in conjunction with conventional medical and surgical treatments.
osteopathic adjective (ŏs'tē-ə-pāth'ĭk)
A system of medicine that stresses healing through the manipulation of body parts while also using many standard medical practices, such as surgery or drugs.