From Ancient Greek ÎºÎ¿Ï�Î¼Î·Ï�Î¹ÎºÎ® (kosmetike) "the art of dress and ornament", from ÎºÎ¿Ï�Î¼Î·Ï�Î®Ï� (kosmetes) "orderer, director, decorator", from ÎºÎ¿Ï�Î¼ÎÏ�
(kosmeo) "to order, to arrange, to rule, to adorn, to equip, to dress, to embellish".
#external|External or superficial; pertaining only to the surface or appearence of something.
#:Fortunately, the damage to the house was mostly cosmetic and a bit of paint covered it nicely.
#An substance applied to enhance the external color or texture of the skin, e.g. lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner; makeup.
#A feature existing only on the surface.