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The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.

[Latin balneum, bath; see bagnio + -logy.]


(Complementary Medicine) the branch of medical science concerned with the therapeutic value of baths, esp those taken with natural mineral waters
balneological adj
ˌbalneˈologist n


(ˌbæl niˈɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the therapeutic effects of baths and bathing.
[1880–85; < Latin balneum bath]


the study of the therapeutic uses of various types of bathing; hydrotherapy. — balneologist, n. — balneologic, balneological, adj.
See also: Bathing


A hydrotherapy treatment, this is the therapeutic use of natural spring waters or mineral waters.
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