Botox


Botox

Botox [boh-toks] ExamplesWord Origin Trademark.

  1. 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.

Origin of Botox 1980–85; blend of bo(tulinus) or bo(tulin) and tox(in) Examples from the Web for botox Contemporary Examples of botox

  • I have Botox and Restylane once every few months by the best doctor in New York, Pat Wexler.

    Joan Rivers: ‘Death Is Like Plastic Surgery’

    Tim Teeman

    September 4, 2014

  • Maybe you think Botox is no big deal—a quick lunchtime jab to freshen up the face?

    Nicole Kidman Botox Insanity: Why All Women Lose Out When We Obsess Over Stars’ Faces

    Emma Woolf

    May 25, 2014

  • Practitioners recommend that Botox should start as early as our 20s so that wrinkles do not have the chance to form.

    Nicole Kidman Botox Insanity: Why All Women Lose Out When We Obsess Over Stars’ Faces

    Emma Woolf

    May 25, 2014

  • The owner of the spa where Gwyneth reportedly gets venomized says she uses this stuff instead of Botox.

    We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs

    Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi

    March 30, 2014

  • Still, Botox injections and facelifts are a double-edged sword.

    Should We Give Kim Novak a Break on the Oscar Plastic Surgery Hate-Tweeting?

    Lizzie Crocker

    March 6, 2014

  • British Dictionary definitions for botox Botox noun

    1. trademark a preparation of botulinum toxin used to treat muscle spasm and to remove wrinkles

    Word Origin for Botox C20: from bot(ulinum) (t)ox(in) Word Origin and History for botox 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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