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prosthodontics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction pros·tho·don·tics \ˌpräs-thə-ˈdän-tiks\

Definition of prosthodontics

  1. :  prosthetic dentistry



Origin of prosthodontics

New Latin prosthodontia, from prosthesis + -odontia


First Known Use: 1947


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prosthodontics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction prosth·odon·tics \ˌpräs-thə-ˈdänt-iks\

Medical Definition of prosthodontics

  1. :  the dental specialty concerned with the making of artificial replacements for missing parts of the mouth and jaw—called also prosthetic dentistry, prosthodontia

  2. prosth·odon·tic \-ik\play adjective




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