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mechanical correction of deformities.


/or·tho·prax·is/ (or″tho-prak´sis) orthopraxy.


(or″thō-prăk′sĭs) [″ + prassein, to make]
The mechanical correction of deformities.

orthopraxy, orthopraxis

mechanical correction of deformities.
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