Dictionary.com

chronotherapy

[ kron-uh-ther-uh-pee, kroh-nuh- ]
/ ˌkrɒn əˈθɛr ə pi, ˌkroʊ nə- /
Save This Word!

noun Medicine/Medical.
a treatment for insomnia in which a person's normal cycle of waking and sleeping is altered.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of chronotherapy

First recorded in 1975–80; chrono- + therapy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Medical definitions for chronotherapy

chronotherapy
[ krŏn′ō-thĕrə-pē′, krō′nə- ]

n.
Medical treatment administered according to a schedule that corresponds to a person's daily, monthly, seasonal, or yearly biological clock.
Treatment of a sleep disorder by altering an individual's sleeping and waking times and resetting his or her biological clock.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK