balneology(redirected from balneologist)
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The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.
Etymology: L, balneum, bath; Gk, logos, science
a field of medicine that deals with the chemical compositions of various mineral waters and their healing characteristics, especially in baths. balneological, adj.
The science of the therapeutic use of baths.
[L. balneum, bath, + G. logos, study, discourse]
balneologyThe study of balneotherapy-medical treatment employing mineral baths. There is grave doubt as to whether balneology can be classified as a science.
n the study and practice of therapeutic bathing.