n. pl. na·prap·a·thies
Treatment of disease by manipulation of joints, muscles, and ligaments and nutritional therapy, based on the belief that many diseases are caused by displacement of connective tissues.
[Czech náprava, correction (from napravit, to correct : na-, to, on from Old Church Slavonic na, na-; see an- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + pravý, true, correct, from Old Church Slavonic pravŭ; see per1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -PATHY.]
napra·path′ (năprə-păth′) n.
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