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cosmetology

[koz-mi-tol-uh-jee] /ˌkɒz mɪˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the art or profession of applying cosmetics.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek kosmētó(s) adorned, arranged (see cosmetic) + -logy, apparently modeled on French cosmétologie
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cosmetological
[koz-mi-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkɒz mɪ tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cosmetologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cosmetological

cosmetology

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

cosmetology

n.

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

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