[ awr-thoh-sis ]
/ ɔrˈθoʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural or·tho·ses [awr-thoh-seez]. /ɔrˈθoʊ siz/.
Medicine/Medical. the correction of orthopedic maladjustments.
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Origin of orthosis
1955–60; <Greek órthōsis a making straight, guidance, equivalent to orthō- (variant stem of orthoûn to straighten, verbal derivative of orthós straight) + -sis-sis
Words nearby orthosis
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British Dictionary definitions for orthosis
/ (ɔːˈθəʊsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
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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Medical definitions for orthosis
[ 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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