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cosmesis

noun cos·me·sis \ käz-ˈmē-səs \

medical Definition of cosmesis

plural cosmeses play \-ˌsēz\
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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