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cosmetology

[koz-mi-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the art or profession of applying cosmetics.

Origin of cosmetology

1850–55; < Greek kosmētó(s) adorned, arranged (see cosmetic) + -logy, apparently modeled on French cosmétologie
Related formscos·me·to·log·i·cal [koz-mi-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkɒz mɪ tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivecos·me·tol·o·gist, noun
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cosmetology

noun
  1. the work of beauty therapists, including hairdressing, facials, manicures, etc
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Word Origin and History for cosmetology

n.

1855, from French cosmétologie, from Latinized form of Greek kosmetos (see cosmetic) + -ology.

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