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noun cos·me·sis \käz-ˈmē-səs\
plural cos·me·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of COSMESIS

:  preservation, restoration, or enhancement of physical appearance <café au lait macules themselves require treatment only if cosmesis is requested—D. L. Stulberg et al> <the improved hip replacement resulted in a quicker recovery and better cosmesis>
:  the outer aesthetic covering (as of silicone) of a limb prosthesis
March 30, 2015
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