[ tel-uh-ther-uh-pee ]

  1. Also called ex·ter·nal ra·di·a·tion ther·a·py [ik-stur-nl rey-dee-ey-shuhn ther-uh-pee] /ɪkˈstɜr nl ˌreɪ diˈeɪ ʃən ˌθɛr ə pi/ . treatment of disease using radiation whose source is some distance from the body.

  2. Also called tel·e·psy·chol·o·gy [tel-uh-sahy-kol-uh-jee] /ˌtɛl ə saɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/ . psychological counseling or psychotherapy by videoconferencing, text messaging, email, or telephone.

Origin of teletherapy

First recorded in 1910–15 for def. 1; for def. 2, 1975–80; tele-1 + therapy

Words Nearby teletherapy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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