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A person, especially one who is not a licensed physician, who sets broken or dislocated bones.


(Professions) a person who sets broken or dislocated bones, esp one who has no formal medical qualifications


(ˈboʊnˌsɛt ər)

a person, usu. not a licensed physician, skilled at setting broken or dislocated bones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bonesetter - someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones
caregiver, health care provider, health professional, PCP, primary care provider - a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
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According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, the PHC teams during the last two days had sealed 24 businesses which included 19 general quacks, two homeopaths and one each fake dentist, maternity home and bonesetter.
A visit to the African bonesetter includes considerable risk of permanent injury.
AN ancient hand made remedy to heal chronic muscle pain and fractured bones, founded by a nineteenth century Gwynedd bonesetter is in demand across the world.
Known as a "mujaber" or bonesetter, Sulaiman is one of many traditional doctors in Yemen offering alternative, and cheaper, orthopedic treatment.
There is a bonesetter and a midwife, who together comprise the basic health team for all Zapatista communities.
We had a pleasant time together chatting, and he promised to arrive early the next morning to take us to see a bonesetter, who he thought could help Judyth's knee.
On his return to England after some years in Canada, he became apprenticed to his cousin John Atkinson, who worked as a bonesetter, a profession he had learnt from the famous Robert Howard Hutton.
A resident of second district of Kandahar, Mirwais who had taken his son to a bonesetter says, "I thought that bonesetters might be like doctors, but they created further problems for my son.
Eglurodd Owen Huw Roberts, sy'n cynhyrchu'r ddrama ar gyfer Theatr Fach Llangefni, mai The Bonesetter of Crosshall Street oedd teitl gwreiddiol drama William Hywel.
Cissus quadrangularis is the most common species belonging to the family Vitaceae, commonly known as Hadjod or bonesetter in Hindi due to its bone fracture healing property (Prasad and Udupa 1964).
Son of a bonesetter who understood the healing powers of music, the organist is presented as a kind of shamanistic figure: he performs in all the community's key ceremonies, is associated with creatures that, in superstition and folklore, are highly symbolic; like his Biblical namesake, he is an interpreter of dreams and he also claims that, in addition to night vision powers that compensate for his otherwise impaired eyesight, he has visionary gifts.