cosmeceutical

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

Definition of cosmeceutical

:a cosmetic preparation that has pharmaceutical properties

Origin and Etymology of cosmeceutical

cosmetic + pharmaceutical


Medical Dictionary

cosmeceutical

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

medical Definition of cosmeceutical

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

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