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acupuncture

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noun acu·punc·ture \-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər\

Simple Definition of acupuncture

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of acupuncture

  1. :  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
acupuncturistplay \-ˌpəŋ(k)-chə-rist\ noun

Origin of acupuncture

Latin acus + English puncture


First Known Use: 1684

Rhymes with acupuncture


Medical Dictionary

acupuncture

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noun acu·punc·ture \-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər\

Medical Definition of acupuncture

  1. :  an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease, relieve pain, or promote healing





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