The study of the therapeutic use of various sorts of bathing, as in mineral springs, etc.
Webster's New World
The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.
American Heritage Medicine
The study of baths and bathing, especially therapeutic bathing.
Origin of Balneology
Latin balneum bath bagnio –logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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