noun (plural orthoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek orthōsis straightening, from orthoun to straighten, from orthos Date: 1958 orthotic

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  • Orthosis — An orthosis (sometimes called an orthesis) is a device that is applied externally to a part of the body to correct deformity, improve function, or relieve symptoms of a disease by supporting or assisting the neuro musculoskeletal system. The word …   Wikipedia

  • orthosis — /awr thoh sis/, n., pl. orthoses / seez/. 1. Med. the correction of orthopedic maladjustments. 2. an orthotic. [1955 60; < Gk órthosis a making straight, guidance, equiv. to ortho (var. s. of orthoûn to straighten, v. deriv. of orthós straight) + …   Universalium

  • orthosis — An external orthopaedic appliance, as a brace or splint, that prevents or assists movement of the spine or the limbs. [G. o., a making straight] ankle foot o. an o. beginning at the toes, crossing the ankle, and terminating on the calf. cervical… …   Medical dictionary

  • orthosis — [ɔ: θəʊsɪs] noun (plural orthoses si:z) Medicine a brace, splint, or other device that serves to support part of the body or correct deformity. Origin 1950s: from Gk orthōsis making straight , from orthoun set straight …   English new terms dictionary

  • orthosis — /ɔˈθoʊsəs/ (say aw thohsuhs) noun (plural orthoses /ɔˈθoʊsiz/ (say aw thohseez)) a device applied to the body to modify position or motion, as a supporting collar, plaster cast, etc. {Greek orthōsis a straightening} …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthosis — noun A type of brace which either prevents, or assists movement of a limb or the spine See Also: orthotics …   Wiktionary

  • orthosis — n. straightening, alignment; (Medicine) correction of orthopedic maladjustments; (Medicine) orthotic, brace or orthopedic apparatus used to support or correct weak muscles or joints or improving function of movable body parts; (Medicine)… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthosis — or·tho·sis …   English syllables

  • orthosis — n. a surgical appliance that exerts external forces on part of the body to support joints or correct deformity …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • orthosis —   n. correction of neurotic state …   Dictionary of difficult words

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