Meaning of ACUPUNCTURE in English

ACUPUNCTURE

n.

Pronunciation: - ˌ p ə ŋ (k)-ch ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin acus + English puncture

Date: 1684

: an orig. 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

– acu · punc · tur · ist \ - ˌ p ə ŋ (k)-ch ə -rist \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.