prosthesis

noun pros·the·sis \ präs-ˈthē-səs , ˈpräs-thə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prosthesis

plural prostheses play \präs-ˈthē-ˌsēz, ˈpräs-thə-\
: an artificial device to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body

Examples of prosthesis in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of prosthesis

New Latin, from Greek, addition, from prostithenai to add to, from pros- in addition to + tithenai to put — more at pros-, do


PROSTHESIS Defined for English Language Learners

prosthesis

noun

Definition of prosthesis for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

prosthesis

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

medical Definition of prosthesis

plural prostheses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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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