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cosmesis

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noun cos·me·sis \käz-ˈmē-səs\

Medical Definition of cosmesis

plural

cosmeses

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


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