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[noo-mat-oh-ther-uh-pee, nyoo-, noo-muh-toh-, nyoo-] /nʊˌmæt oʊˈθɛr ə pi, nyʊ-, ˈnu mə toʊ-, ˈnyu-/

the use of compressed or rarefied air in treating disease.


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