noun Date: 1899 light therapy

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  • Phototherapy — Pho to*ther a*py, n. (Med.) The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin. {Pho to*the*rap ic}, {Pho to*ther a*peu tic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phototherapy — [fōt΄ō ther′ə pē] n. the use of sunlight, lamps, or lasers to treat skin disorders, depression, etc. phototherapeutic [fōt΄ō ther΄əpyo͞ot′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • phototherapy — phototherapic /foh toh theuh rap ik/, adj. phototherapist, n. /foh teuh ther euh pee/, n. 1. treatment of disease, esp. of the skin, by means of light rays. 2. See light therapy. [1895 1900; PHOTO + THERAPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • phototherapy — noun The use of light to treat disorders of the skin, and certain mood disorders …   Wiktionary

  • Phototherapy — Treatment with light. For example, a newborn with jaundice may be "put under the lights." * * * Treatment of disease by means of light rays. SYN: light treatment. * * * pho·to·ther·a·py ther ə pē n, pl pies the application of light for… …   Medical dictionary

  • phototherapy — fəʊtəʊ θerÉ™pɪ n. treatment using light; exposure to artificial sunlight as a means of medical therapy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phototherapy — pho·to·therapy …   English syllables

  • phototherapy — photodynamic therapy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • phototherapy — pho•to•ther•a•py [[t]ˌfoʊ təˈθɛr ə pi[/t]] n. med the treatment of disease by means of exposure to light • Etymology: 1895–1900 pho•to•the•rap•ic ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk adj. pho to•ther′a•pist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • phototherapy — /foʊtoʊˈθɛrəpi/ (say fohtoh theruhpee) noun treatment of disease by means of light rays …   Australian English dictionary

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