Definition of Cosmesis

1. Noun. The preservation, restoration, or bestowing of physical beauty, especially to the human body. ¹



2. Noun. The correction of disfigurement, as by surgery or tattooing. ¹

3. Noun. The results of cosmetic procedures or interventions. ¹

4. Noun. A procedure or intervention to improve appearance. ¹

5. Noun. The creation of life-like prosthetic limbs. ¹

6. Noun. A prosthetic limb with life-like appearance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cosmesis

1. cosmetic surgery [n COSMESES]

Medical Definition of Cosmesis

1. A concern in therapeutics, especially in surgical operations, for the appearance of the patient; i.e., a resort to an operation which will improve the appearance. Origin: G. Kosmesis, an adorning, fr. Kosmeo, to order, arrange, adorn, fr. Kosmos, order (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cosmesis

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cosmesis (current term)
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Literary usage of Cosmesis

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Unfortunately, especially in upper limb prostheses, cosmesis decreases ... Striving for less noticeability, rather than true cosmesis, is more appropriate. ..."

2. The Natural History Department of the Crystal Palace Described by Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Forbes (1854)
"... to wear pendant ear-rings of twenty ounces, so that the ears and breasts meet, are the more characteristic elements of the Kayan cosmesis. ..."

3. Transsexuals: Life from Both Sides by Lynn Hubschman (1999)
"... cosmesis were revealed as the best predictors of overall success of gender reassignment. The New Woman's Gynecological Index provided a standardized ..."

4. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... and some correction of axial rotation with improved cosmesis has also been reported.77 Spinal decompensation due to torsional changes and spinal cord ..."

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