cosmesis

noun
cos·​me·​sis | \ käz-ˈmē-səs How to pronounce cosmesis (audio) \
plural cosmeses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce cosmeses (audio) \

Medical Definition of cosmesis

1 : 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
2 : the outer aesthetic covering (as of silicone) of a limb prosthesis

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“Cosmesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cosmesis. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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