cosmesis

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κόσμησις (kósmēsis, an adorning), from κοσμέω (kosméō, to order, arrange, adorn), κόσμος (kósmos, order).

NounEdit

cosmesis (countable and uncountable, plural cosmeses)

  1. The preservation, restoration, or bestowing of physical beauty, especially to the human body.
  2. The correction of disfigurement, as by surgery or tattooing.
  3. The results of cosmetic procedures or interventions.
  4. A procedure or intervention to improve appearance.
  5. The creation of life-like prosthetic limbs.
  6. A prosthetic limb with life-like appearance.

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