prothesis


proth·e·sis

noun \ˈprä-thə-səs\
plural proth·e·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of PROTHESIS

:  the addition of a sound to the beginning of a word (as in Old French estat—whence English estate—from Latin status)
pro·thet·ic \prä-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin of PROTHESIS

Late Latin, alteration of prosthesis, from Greek, literally, addition — more at prosthesis
First Known Use: circa 1550

proth·e·sis

noun \ˈpräth-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural proth·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PROTHESIS

pro·thet·ic \prä-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

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