[ bal-nee-uhl ]
/ ˈbæl ni əl /
of or relating to baths or bathing.
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Origin of balneal
1635–45; <Latin balne(um) (<Greek balaneîon bathing room, bath) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for balneal
/ (ˈbælnɪəl) /
rare of or relating to baths or bathing
Word Origin for balneal
C17: from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
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