cos·me·ceu·ti·cal .käz-mə-'süt-i-kəl n a preparation (as of benzoyl peroxide or retinol) that possesses both cosmetic and pharmaceutical properties

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cos·me·ceu·ti·cal (koz″mə-sooґtĭ-kəl) 1. having both cosmetic benefits and pharmaceutical properties. 2. a compound having such effects.

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