cosmetology
noun Etymology: French cosmétologie, from cosmétique cosmetic (from English cosmetic) + -logie -logy Date: 1926 the cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cosmetology — 1855, from Fr. cosmétologie, from Gk. kosmetos (see COSMETIC (Cf. cosmetic)) + OLOGY (Cf. ology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cosmetology — ☆ cosmetology [käz΄mə täl′ə jē ] n. the skill or work of treating with or applying cosmetics, as in a beauty shop; beauty culture cosmetologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Cosmetology — Not to be confused with Cosmology. Cosmetology class in California, 1946 Cosmetology (from Greek κοσμητικός, kosmētikos, skilled in adornment ;[1] and λογία …   Wikipedia

  • cosmetology — cosmetological /koz mi tl oj i keuhl/, adj. cosmetologist, n. /koz mi tol euh jee/, n. the art or profession of applying cosmetics. [1850 55; < Gk kosmetó(s) adorned, arranged (see COSMETIC) + LOGY, appar. modeled on F cosmétologie] * * * …   Universalium

  • cosmetology — noun a) the science of cosmetics b) the profession of a cosmetologist or beautician …   Wiktionary

  • cosmetology — cos·me·tol·o·gy jē n, pl gies the cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails …   Medical dictionary

  • cosmetology — study of cosmetics Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cosmetology — n. art of applying cosmetics; cosmetic research …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cosmetology — [ˌkɒzmɪ tɒlədʒi] noun the professional skill or practice of cosmetic preparations and techniques. Derivatives cosmetological adjective cosmetologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cosmetology — cos·me·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

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