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n. pl. pho·to·ther·a·pies
The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

pho′to·ther′a·peu′tic (-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.


(ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) or


(Pathology) (functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutic adj
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutically adv


(ˌfoʊ təˈθɛr ə pi)

the treatment of disease by means of exposure to light.
pho•to•the•rap•ic (ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk) adj.
pho`to•ther′a•pist, n.

phototherapy, phototherapeutics

the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Remedies
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Light
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Skin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
actinotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation, radiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance


n. fototerapia, exposición a los rayos del sol o a una luz artificial con propósito terapéutico.


n fototerapia
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