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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British Dictionary definitions for osteopath


less commonly osteopathist (ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪst)


a person who practises osteopathy
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Word Origin and History for osteopath

1897, back-formation from osteopathy.

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osteopath in Medicine




A physician practicing osteopathy.
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