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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. 2017.
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  • The osteopath must know or learn that no infringement can be tolerated in any part.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • He feels that the people expect more than guessing of 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
  • As I said, five points comprise the fields in which the osteopath must search.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
  • He would contort your muscles and dislocate your bones like any osteopath.

    The Book of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
  • "I'll have the osteopath treat the horse's cross-eyes," said the author to himself.

  • Think of it, gentlemen, asking an osteopath if he is a “lesionist”!

  • Its medical knowledge comprised the two Wilsons and the osteopath around the corner.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • No disturbing or hindering causes will be tolerated to stay if an osteopath can find and remove it.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy Andrew T. Still
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
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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