Acupuncture Definition

ăkyo͝o-pŭngkchər
acupunctures
noun
acupunctures
The ancient practice, esp. as carried on by the Chinese, of piercing parts of the body with needles in seeking to treat disease or relieve pain.
Webster's New World

The insertion of needles into living tissue, especially for remedial purposes.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
stylostixis
verb
To subject to acupuncture.
American Heritage
To subject to acupuncture.
American Heritage Medicine

Other Word Forms of Acupuncture

Noun

Singular:
acupuncture
Plural:
acupunctures

Origin of Acupuncture

  • Latin acus needle ak- in Indo-European roots puncture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acus (“needle”) + puncture.

    From Wiktionary

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