thalassotherapy

play
noun tha·las·so·ther·a·py \thə-ˌla-sō-ˈthe-rə-pē\

Definition of thalassotherapy

  1. :  exposure to seawater (as in a hot tub) or application of sea products (such as seaweed) to the body for health or beauty benefits

Origin and Etymology of thalassotherapy

Greek thalassa + English therapy


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

thalassotherapy

play
noun tha·las·so·ther·a·py \thə-ˌlas-ō-ˈther-ə-pē\

Medical Definition of thalassotherapy

plural

thalassotherapies

  1. :  exposure to seawater (as in a hot tub) or application of sea products (as seaweed or sea salt) to the body for health or beauty benefits


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thalassotherapy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to bile

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!