Botox

[ boh-toks ]
/ ˈboʊ tɒks /

Trademark.

a purified form of botulinum, a neurotoxin causing botulism, injected in minute amounts especially to treat muscle spasms and relax facial muscles in order to reduce wrinkles.

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Origin of Botox

1980–85; blend of bo(tulinus) or bo(tulin) and tox(in)
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British Dictionary definitions for Botox

Botox
/ (ˈbəʊtɒks) /

noun

trademark a preparation of botulinum toxin used to treat muscle spasm and to remove wrinkles

Word Origin for Botox

C20: from bot(ulinum) (t)ox(in)
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Medical definitions for Botox

Botox
[ bōtŏks′ ]

A trademark for a preparation of botulinum toxin, used to treat blepharospasms, strabismus, and muscle dystonias and to smooth facial wrinkles.
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