the science dealing with the therapeutic effects of baths and bathing.
Origin of balneology
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Balneology, bal-ne-ol′o-ji, n. the scientific study of bathing and of mineral springs.
the branch of medical science concerned with the therapeutic value of baths, esp those taken with natural mineral waters
Word Origin for balneology
C19: from Latin balneum bath
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