thermotherapy

[ thur-moh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˈθɛr ə pi /
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noun

treatment of disease by means of moist or dry heat.

Nearby words

  1. thermostatics,
  2. thermosteresis,
  3. thermosystaltic,
  4. thermotaxis,
  5. thermotensile,
  6. thermotolerant,
  7. thermotonometer,
  8. thermotropism,
  9. thero-,
  10. theroid

Origin of thermotherapy

First recorded in 1855–60; thermo- + therapy

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British Dictionary definitions for thermotherapy

thermotherapy

/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

med treatment of a bodily structure or part by the application of heat
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Medicine definitions for thermotherapy

thermotherapy

[ thûr′mō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

Medical therapy involving the application of heat.

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