Definition of orthosis in English:
noun (plural orthoses-ˌsēz)Medicine
1.1A brace or other such device; orthotic.
- There is widespread use of several semirigid orthoses made of cloth or plastic to prevent ankle sprains.
- In the orthosis group, nearly all patients reported using their orthosis for about 5.5 hours each day for six days of the week.
- It can be treated conservatively with an orthosis (support for the foot), rest and physiotherapy.
1950s: from Greek orthōsis 'making straight', from orthoun 'set straight'.
Definition of orthosis in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan