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cosmeceutical

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noun cos·me·ceu·ti·cal \ˌkäz-mə-ˈsü-ti-kəl\

Definition of cosmeceutical

  1. :  a cosmetic preparation that has pharmaceutical properties



Origin and Etymology of cosmeceutical

cosmetic + pharmaceutical


First Known Use: 1985


Medical Dictionary

cosmeceutical

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noun cos·me·ceu·ti·cal \ˌkäz-mə-ˈsüt-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of cosmeceutical

  1. :  a preparation (as of benzoyl peroxide or retinol) that possesses both cosmetic and pharmaceutical properties




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