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balneology Syllabification: bal·ne·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌbalnēˈäləjē/

Definition of balneology in English:


1The study of therapeutic bathing and medicinal springs.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 another term for balneotherapy.


Pronunciation: /-nēəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • Bavaria is famous for its well-developed balneological treatment, which tends to attract an average six million tourists annually.
  • He said that US travel agents are interested in the opportunities offered for eco tourism, balneological tourism, recreational relaxation holidays and rural tourism.
  • Meanwhile, for the first time Bulgaria's mineral water, balneological and village tourism have been advertised abroad at the World Travel Market fair in London.
Example sentences
  • The rich, ill and famous consulted balneologists who treated diseases with baths and water cures.
  • However, in Europe and Japan, there are general standards that are widely accepted by balneologists.
  • However, balneologists warn that despite all positive qualities the sulphate water has, it is a bit ‘aggressive’, and poses risks of ailments such as malignant tumours and tuberculosis.


Mid 19th century: from Latin balneum 'bath' + -logy.

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