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cosmetic

 [koz-met´ik]
1. beautifying; tending to preserve, restore, or confer comeliness.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.
3. pertaining to surgical correction of a physical defect.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik),
1. Referring to surgical procedures intended to improve appearance; specifically relates to correction of deformities that result from heredity or aging and not caused by congenital anomalies, disease, trauma, or tumors.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.

cosmetic

/cos·met·ic/ (koz-met´ik)
1. pertaining to cosmesis.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik)
1. Relating to cosmesis.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.

cosmetic

1. beautifying; tending to preserve, restore, or confer comeliness.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.

cosmetic operations
see cosmetic surgery (below).
cosmetic shell
an artificial device, molded in the shape of a phthisic globe, and permanently placed over that globe to produce an improved appearance.
cosmetic surgery
surgery carried out purely to enhance the appearance of the animal. When it is for the purpose of enhancing or disguising its appearance in the show ring, this is considered unethical. The animal is not in a position to judge or to express an opinion and the question of beauty is adjudicated by the owner. Because animal fashions have sometimes tended to the bizarre there has been a marked turn in public opinion against cosmetic operations which are seen by some as unwarranted mutilations.
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