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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)
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