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balneology

[bal-nee-ol-uh-jee]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the science dealing with the therapeutic effects of baths and bathing.

Origin of balneology

1880–85; balne- (see balneal) + -o- + -logy
Related formsbal·ne·o·log·ic [bal-nee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌbæl ni əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, bal·ne·o·log·i·cal, adjectivebal·ne·ol·o·gist, noun
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  • Balneology, bal-ne-ol′o-ji, n. the scientific study of bathing and of mineral springs.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for balneology

balneology

noun
  1. the branch of medical science concerned with the therapeutic value of baths, esp those taken with natural mineral waters
Derived Formsbalneological (ˌbælnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebalneologist, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin balneum bath
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