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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: brās


An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position a part of the body and can allow motion at adjacent joints, in contrast to a splint, which prevents motion of the part.

[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G. brachion]

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