balneology

[bal-nee-ol-uh-jee]
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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

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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