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balneology

[bal-nee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌbæl niˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the science dealing with the therapeutic effects of baths and bathing.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; balne- (see balneal) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
balneologic
[bal-nee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌbæl ni əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
balneological, adjective
balneologist, noun
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balneology

/ˌbælnɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with the therapeutic value of baths, esp those taken with natural mineral waters
Derived Forms
balneological (ˌbælnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
balneologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin balneum bath
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