stylostixis

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stylostixis (ˌstaɪləʊˈstɪksɪs)
 
n
med another name for acupuncture
 
[C20: New Latin, from Greek stulos style (pointed instrument) + stixis mark, spot]

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stylostixis

noun
treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin [syn: acupuncture
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