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Application of peloids (for example, mud, peat, or clay) to all or part of the body.
[G. pēlos, mud, + therapeia, treatment]
the treatment of certain conditions with baths or packs of mud, peat, or earth on part or all of the body surface.
pelotherapy(pĕ″lō-thĕr′ă-pē) [Gr. pelos, mud, + therapeia, treatment]
The therapeutic use of mud, peat, moss, or clay applied to all or part of the body.