[ foh-tuh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈθɛr ə pi /
treatment of disease, especially of the skin, by means of light rays.
Related formspho·to·the·rap·ic [foh-toh-thuh-rap-ik] /ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk/, adjectivepho·to·ther·a·pist, noun
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Hence there has arisen in medicine a vast and most interesting chapter of phototherapy.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for phototherapy
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /
(functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
Derived Formsphototherapeutic, adjectivephototherapeutically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for phototherapy
[ fō′tō-thĕr′ə-pē ]
The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.light treatment
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