balneology

[ bal-nee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌbæl niˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

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

/ (ˌbælnɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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 for balneology

C19: from Latin balneum bath
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