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phototherapy

[foh-tuh-ther-uh-pee]
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noun
  1. treatment of disease, especially of the skin, by means of light rays.
  2. light therapy.
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Origin of phototherapy

First recorded in 1895–1900; photo- + therapy
Related formspho·to·the·rap·ic [foh-toh-thuh-rap-ik] /ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk/, adjectivepho·to·ther·a·pist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Hence there has arisen in medicine a vast and most interesting chapter of phototherapy.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori


British Dictionary definitions for phototherapy

phototherapy

phototherapeutics (ˌfəʊtəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks)

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
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Derived Formsphototherapeutic, adjectivephototherapeutically, adverb
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phototherapy in Medicine

phototherapy

(fō′tō-thĕrə-pē)
n.
  1. The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.light treatment
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