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prothesis

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noun proth·e·sis \ˈprä-thə-səs\

Definition of prothesis

plural prothesesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the addition of a sound to the beginning of a word (as in Old French estat—whence English estate—from Latin status)

prothetic play \prä-ˈthe-tik\ adjective


Origin of prothesis

Late Latin, alteration of prosthesis, from Greek, literally, addition — more at prosthesis


First Known Use: circa 1550


Medical Dictionary

prothesis

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noun proth·e·sis \ˈpräth-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of prothesis

plural protheses \-ˌsēz\play

prothetic \prä-ˈthet-ik\play adjective



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