hygiene


hygiene
hygiene [hī′jēn΄, hī jēn′]
n.
[Fr hygiène < Gr hygieinē ( technē), (art) of health < hygiēs, healthy, sound < IE * su-gwiyēs, living well < base * su-, well ( > Sans su-, well) + base * gwei-, to live > Gr bios, life, L vivus, living]
1. the science of health and its maintenance; system of principles for the preservation of health and prevention of disease
2. sanitary practices; cleanliness [personal hygiene]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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