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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.

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Origin of balneology

1880–85; balne- (see balneal) + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM balneology

bal·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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British Dictionary definitions for balneology

balneology
/ (ˌbælnɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medical science concerned with the therapeutic value of baths, esp those taken with natural mineral waters

Derived forms of balneology

balneological (ˌbælnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebalneologist, noun

Word Origin for balneology

C19: from Latin balneum bath
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