xylotherapy etymology

English word xylotherapy comes from a combination of English xylo- (wood, ultimately of Greek origin) and therapy (healing, also of Greek origin)

Detailed word origin of xylotherapy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
therapy English (eng) (intransitive, rare) To undergo a therapy.. (transitive, rare) To treat with a therapy. Attempted remediation of a health problem following a diagnosis, usually synonymous with treatment.. Healing power or quality.. Specifically, psychotherapy.
xylo- English (eng) Wood.
xylotherapy English (eng) (medicine, historical) A treatment of disease by applying wood to the surface of the body.

Words with the same origin as xylotherapy

Descendants of xylo-
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