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prosthesis

noun pros·the·sis \präs-ˈthē-səs, ˈpräs-thə-\

medical : an artificial device that replaces a missing or injured part of the body

plural pros·the·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of PROSTHESIS

:  an artificial device to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body

Examples of PROSTHESIS

  1. She was fitted with a prosthesis to replace her missing leg.

Origin of PROSTHESIS

New Latin, from Greek, addition, from prostithenai to add to, from pros- in addition to + tithenai to put — more at pros-, do
First Known Use: circa 1900

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Rhymes with PROSTHESIS

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prosthesis

noun pros·the·sis \präs-ˈthē-səs, ˈpräs-thə-\
plural pros·the·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PROSTHESIS

:  an artificial device to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body <a dental prosthesis> <silicone breast and limb prostheses>

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