Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cosmetic that has or is purported to have medicinal properties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any cosmetic that is claimed to have a medicinal action

Etymologies

cosme(tic) and (pharma)ceutical.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From cosmetic + pharmaceutical (Wiktionary)

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