Definition of balneology in English:



  • 1The study of therapeutic bathing and medicinal springs.

    ‘It is sad to view balneology tourism as a medical practice, based on the origin of the word balneology (in medicine).’
    • ‘Gradually, the accent on recreational tourism promotion has changed, towards specialised forms of tourism - cultural, historical, balneology, village and ecological tourism.’
    • ‘Modern balneology started in the beginning of the 20th century after a thorough study of mud and lye properties.’
    • ‘Shuleva and her German counterpart further mapped out prospects to exchange experience in balneology.’
    • ‘This means that Bulgaria ranks amongst the leading countries in the world in terms of balneology.’
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      another term for balneotherapy



/ˌbalnēˈäləjē/ /ˌbælniˈɑlədʒi/


Mid 19th century from Latin balneum ‘bath’+ -logy.