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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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The El Paso Albertsons-Savon store will offer a complete selection of products and services including: a Deli with hot ready to eat foods and heat and eat foods, an expanded Home Meal Replacement section featuring fresh fried chicken and roasted chicken, a full Service Seafood and Butcher Block, a Fresh Bakery with items baked throughout the day, a drive-thru Pharmacy staffed by friendly pharmacists assisted by state-of-the-art drug interaction software, Video rental, expanded Cosmetics Department staffed by a cosmetician to assist shoppers in making their cosmetic selections, a selection of fine wines and imported beers and a Floral cooler located by the American Greeting cards and gifts.
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The new store features a drive-through pharmacy, one-hour photo, seasonal products, and an expanded cosmetics and beauty care department featuring a cosmetician.
According to cosmetics and fragrance buyer Stephanie Hayter, Genovese is committed to the continued growth of its fragrance and cosmetics department with a dedicated cosmetician on staff in every store and by developing a synergistic relationship with its vendors in the areas of merchandising, advertising and promotions.
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