Rarely used term for an orthopedic brace, splint, or appliance. [ortho- + -esis, process]

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or·the·sis ȯr-'thē-səs n, pl or·the·ses -.sēz a device (as a brace) used in orthopedics

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or·the·sis (or-theґsis) pl. ortheґses. Orthosis. orthetic adj

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