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phototherapy

[foh-tuh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌfoʊ təˈθɛr ə pi/
noun
1.
treatment of disease, especially of the skin, by means of light rays.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; photo- + therapy
Related forms
phototherapic
[foh-toh-thuh-rap-ik] /ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
phototherapist, noun
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Examples from the web for phototherapy
  • phototherapy may be given alone or after you take a drug that makes the skin sensitive to light.
  • phototherapy is a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light.
  • Safety of phototherapy ultraviolet light causes progressive damage to human skin.
British Dictionary definitions for phototherapy

phototherapy

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the use of light in the treatment of disease
Derived Forms
phototherapeutic, adjective
phototherapeutically, adverb
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phototherapy in Medicine

phototherapy pho·to·ther·a·py (fō'tō-thěr'ə-pē)
n.
The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Also called light treatment.

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