heliotherapy

heliotherapy
he·lio·ther·a·py -'ther-ə-pē n, pl -pies the use of sunlight or of an artificial source of ultraviolet, visible, or infrared radiation for therapeutic purposes

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n.
the use of sunlight to promote healing; sunbathing.

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he·lio·ther·a·py (he″le-o-therґə-pe) [helio- + therapy] the treatment of disease by exposing the body to the sun's rays; the therapeutic use of the sun bath.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • heliotherapy — [hē′lē ōther′ə pē, hē΄lē əther′ə pē] n. [ HELIO + THERAPY] the treatment of disease by exposing the body to sunlight …   English World dictionary

  • heliotherapy — /hee lee oh ther euh pee/, n. treatment of disease by means of sunlight. [1885 90; HELIO + THERAPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • heliotherapy — noun Any medical therapy by exposure to light …   Wiktionary

  • heliotherapy — n. use of sunlight to treat disease …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heliotherapy — noun the therapeutic use of sunlight …   English new terms dictionary

  • heliotherapy — he·lio·therapy …   English syllables

  • heliotherapy — n. the use of sunlight to promote healing; sunbathing …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • heliotherapy — he•li•o•ther•a•py [[t]ˌhi li oʊˈθɛr ə pi[/t]] n. med treatment of disease by means of sunlight • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • heliotherapy — /hilioʊˈθɛrəpi/ (say heeleeoh theruhpee) noun treatment of disease by means of sunlight …  

  • heliotherapy —   n. medical treatment by sunlight …   Dictionary of difficult words

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