[ boh-toks ]
/ ˈboʊ tɒks /
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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)
Words nearby Botox
bothy ballad, Botkin, botnet, boto, botonée, Botox, bo tree, botryoidal, botryomycosis, botryose, botrytis
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How to use Botox in a sentence
While Botox received FDA approval to fight existing wrinkles in 2002, experts say preventive injections are a more recent trend, fueled in part by influencers on social media and advertisements targeting younger people.Why young people are using preventive Botox, and what they need to know|Allyson Chiu|May 6, 2021|Washington Post
But as consumers grew up, Abercrombie—much like its Botox-addicted CEO—refused to age with them.Abercrombie & Ditch: The Fall of the House of Tween|Lizzie Crocker|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have Botox and Restylane once every few months by the best doctor in New York, Pat Wexler.Joan Rivers: 'Death Is Like Plastic Surgery'|Tim Teeman|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe you think Botox is no big deal—a quick lunchtime jab to freshen up the face?
Practitioners recommend that Botox should start as early as our 20s so that wrinkles do not have the chance to form.
The owner of the spa where Gwyneth reportedly gets venomized says she uses this stuff instead of Botox.We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs|Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Botox
/ (ˈbəʊtɒks) /
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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