- treatment of disease, especially of the skin, by means of light rays.
- light therapy.
Origin of phototherapy
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Hence there has arisen in medicine a vast and most interesting chapter of phototherapy.Pedagogical Anthropology
- (functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
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- The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.light treatment
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