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acupuncture

noun acu·punc·ture \-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər\

: a method of relieving pain or curing illness by placing needles into a person's skin at particular points on the body

Full Definition of ACUPUNCTURE

:  an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease or relieve pain (as in surgery)
acupuncture transitive verb
acu·punc·tur·ist \-ˌpəŋ(k)-chə-rist\ noun

Origin of ACUPUNCTURE

Latin acus + English puncture
First Known Use: 1684

Rhymes with ACUPUNCTURE

acupuncture

noun acu·punc·ture \-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACUPUNCTURE

:  an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease or relieve pain (as in surgery)

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