- a physician who practices osteopathy.
Also os·te·op·a·thist [os-tee-op-uh-thist] /ˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θɪst/.
Origin of osteopath
1895–1900, Americanism; back formation from osteopathy
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Examples from the Web for osteopath
For back-cracking and random chat, find Osteopath Richard Stubbs.Gal With a Suitcase
February 26, 2011
The Osteopath must know or learn that no infringement can be tolerated in any part.
He feels that the people expect more than guessing of an Osteopath.
The Osteopath finds here the field in which he can dwell forever.
As I said, five points comprise the fields in which the Osteopath must search.
He would contort your muscles and dislocate your bones like any osteopath.The Book of Tea
less commonly osteopathist (ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪst)
- a person who practises osteopathy
Word Origin and History for osteopath
1897, back-formation from osteopathy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician practicing osteopathy.
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