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

  • n. The study or art of cosmetics and their use.

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  • n. the science of cosmetics
  • n. the profession of a cosmetologist or beautician

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A treatise on the dress and cleanliness of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin


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

French cosmétologie : cosmétique, cosmetic; see cosmetic + -logie, -logy.

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From cosmetics +‎ -ology.


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