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solarium

1. a bed equipped with ultraviolet lights used for acquiring an artificial suntan
2. an establishment offering such facilities
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Solarium

In ancient architecture, a terrace on top of a flat-roofed house or over a porch, surrounded by a parapet wall but open to the sky; a sunny room with more glass than usual, and often used for therapy.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Solarium

 

(Russian, soliarii), a specially equipped open area for the administration of doses of direct or diffuse solar radiation.


Solarium

 

(Russian, fotarii), a room in which group ultraviolet irradiation is performed for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes. Mercury-vapor lamps, xenon arc lamps, or luminescent erythematous lamps made of uviol glass are used as the ultraviolet radiation source. Solaria are found at medical-preventive institutions (such as sanatoriums and public health stations at mines and factories), sports halls, and houses of rest.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

solarium

A sunny room with more glass than usual, esp. one used for therapy.
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