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balneal

[bal-nee-uh l] /ˈbæl ni əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to baths or bathing.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin balne(um) (< Greek balaneîon bathing room, bath) + -al1
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balneal

/ˈbælnɪəl/
adjective
1.
(rare) of or relating to baths or bathing
Word Origin
C17: from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
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Word Origin and History for balneal
balneal
"pertaining to baths," from L. balneum "bath," from Gk. balaneion, of unknown origin.
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