pneumatotherapy

[ noo-mat-oh-ther-uh-pee, nyoo-, noo-muh-toh-, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˌmæt oʊˈθɛr ə pi, nyʊ-, ˈnu mə toʊ-, ˈnyu- /

noun

the use of compressed or rarefied air in treating disease.

Nearby words

  1. pneumatometer,
  2. pneumatophore,
  3. pneumatorrhachis,
  4. pneumatosis,
  5. pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis,
  6. pneumaturia,
  7. pneumectomy,
  8. pneumo-,
  9. pneumo-orbitography,
  10. pneumoangiography

Origin of pneumatotherapy

First recorded in 1930–35; pneumato- + therapy

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