balneology

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balneology

(băl′nē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.

balneology

[bal′nē·ol′əjē]
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.

bal·ne·ol·o·gy

(bal'nē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The science of the therapeutic use of baths.
[L. balneum, bath, + G. logos, study, discourse]

balneology

The study of balneotherapy-medical treatment employing mineral baths. There is grave doubt as to whether balneology can be classified as a science.

balneology (balˈ·nē·ˑ·l·gē),

n the study and practice of therapeutic bathing.