Meaning of body wave

bod'y wave"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a transverse or longitudinal earthquake wave that travels through the interior of the earth (distinguished from surface wave).
  2. a permanent with little or no curl, designed to give fullness and body to the hair and to make it more manageable.
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