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cosmetology

[ koz-mi-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkɒz mɪˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the art or profession of applying cosmetics.
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Origin of cosmetology

1850–55; <Greek kosmētó(s) adorned, arranged (see cosmetic) + -logy, apparently modeled on French cosmétologie

OTHER WORDS FROM cosmetology

cos·me·to·log·i·cal [koz-mi-tl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌkɒz mɪ tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivecos·me·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cosmetology

cosmetology
/ (ˌkɒzmɛˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the work of beauty therapists, including hairdressing, facials, manicures, etc
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