Botox

Botox

[boh-toks]
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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Botox (ˈbəʊtɒks)
 
n
trademark a preparation of botulinum toxin used to treat muscle spasm and to remove wrinkles
 
[C20: from bot(ulinum) (t)ox(in)]

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Main Entry:  Botox
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  trademark for a highly purified preparation of botulinum toxin Type A, used to cosmetically remove wrinkles and to treat some muscle conditions, such as spasms
Example:  Botox smoothes frown lines temporarily.
Etymology:  Botulinum Toxin
Usage:  medicine; Botoxed adj
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Botox
a commercial name for botulinum toxin, and composed of elements from those words, approved in U.S. as a temporary cosmetic injection in 2002.
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