Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A physician who practices osteopathy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A believer in the treatment of disease by osteopathy; specifically, one who professes to cure disease by that method.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A practitioner of osteopathy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A physician who practices osteopathy by manipulating the skeleton and muscles

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a therapist who manipulates the skeleton and muscles

Etymologies

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osteo- + -path

Examples

  • When I first read the word osteopath in one of Dad’s medical books, I opened the dictionary to osteopath, and from that same page I learned ostentatious, and also osso buco.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • When I first read the word osteopath in one of Dad’s medical books, I opened the dictionary to osteopath, and from that same page I learned ostentatious, and also osso buco.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • I’ve heard of cures (two at least) to blindess by neck or back popping from both of them, but an osteopath is at least doctor enough to see that you are at the early stages of cancer rather than in need of an adjustment.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Awesome Takedown of Homeopathy

  • So I am wondering if he is referring to a DO degree, or is an "osteopath" (believes all ailments emanate from some problem with the bones, hence the name).

    Planet Atheism

  • So I am wondering if he is referring to a DO degree, or is an "osteopath" (believes all ailments emanate from some problem with the bones, hence the name).

    Planet Atheism

  • My poor friends were dragged to Wollman skating rink in Central Park, to face a dark cold evening, miss their favorite TV shows, and risk possible humiliation and a trip to the osteopath, though we're mostly Northeast bred so we'd been up on a pair of skates before.

    Val Brown: The Perils Of Capricorn Birthdays

  • Shelksohn, an osteopath in Weiser, Idaho, did not respond in time for this post.

    Turnstyle: Occupying Internet Domains To Protest... and Profit

  • JR: Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive method of working on the body started by American osteopath William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900s.

    Juliet Linley: Craniosacral Therapy For Kids

  • After the famous New York trial of her boyfriend and pimp Mickey Jelke, "the oleo-margarine heir," the former call girl Pat Ward had quietly married an osteopath and they lived in Hollywood, Florida.

    An Interview with Gail Godwin about her novel Queen of the Underworld, and her memoir The Making of a Writer, both published in early 2006.

  • My poor friends were dragged to Wollman skating rink in Central Park, to face a dark cold evening, miss their favorite TV shows, and risk possible humiliation and a trip to the osteopath, though we're mostly Northeast bred so we'd been up on a pair of skates before.

    Val Brown: The Perils Of Capricorn Birthdays

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  • "therapist who manipulates body structure" --Dictionary.com

    February 11, 2009