Definition of prosthesis
: an artificial device to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body
Examples of prosthesis in a Sentence
She was fitted with a prosthesis to replace her missing leg.
Recent Examples of prosthesis from the Web
Areas included are wigs, bras, puffs and prostheses, mammograms and medical bills, food and help with utilities, rent or mortgage, and transportation costs.
A touch of realism was added thanks to the help of makeup artists with fake blood, urine and vomit, as well as prosthesis and special effects makeup to create injuries and wounds based on descriptions provided by medical doctors.
The first systems have noninvasive sensors attached to the prostheses.
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PROSTHESIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prosthesis for English Language Learners
medical : an artificial device that replaces a missing or injured part of the body
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