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BOTOX

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Botox mean? 

BOTOX (noun)
  The noun BOTOX has 1 sense:

1. a neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily

  Familiarity information: BOTOX used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOTOX (noun)


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Meaning:

A neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

Botox; botulinum toxin A

Hypernyms ("Botox" is a kind of...):

botulinum toxin (any of several neurotoxins that are produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum; causes muscle paralysis)


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