Definition of heliotherapy in English:


Syllabification: he·li·o·ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /ˌhēlēəˈTHerəpē


  • The therapeutic use of sunlight.
    More example sentences
    • The ancient Greeks employed whole-body sun exposure or heliotherapy in the treatment of disease, and lying nude in the sun was a popular pastime.
    • Early in the 20th century, the debate in the literature over the healthiness of heliotherapy and arc lamps provided the motivation for testing these ideas using animal models.
    • Although heliotherapy has been practiced for at least 2400 years, there was very little objective evidence supporting its purported therapeutic influence.

More definitions of heliotherapy

Definition of heliotherapy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
a tortoiseshell cat