treatment of disease by means of moist or dry heat.

1855–60; thermo- + therapy Unabridged
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thermotherapy (ˌθɜːməʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
med treatment of a bodily structure or part by the application of heat

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thermotherapy ther·mo·ther·a·py (thûr'mō-thěr'ə-pē)
Medical therapy involving the application of heat.

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Thermotherapy may be given using a laser beam aimed through the dilated pupil or onto the outside of the eyeball.
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