- of or relating to baths or bathing.
Origin of balneal
1635–45; < Latin balne(um) (< Greek balaneîon bathing room, bath) + -al1
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- rare of or relating to baths or bathing
Word Origin for balneal
C17: from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
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"pertaining to baths," from Latin balneum "bath," from Greek balaneion, of unknown origin.
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