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
The nonprofit helps children from crisis zones get cost-free prostheses.
Similarly, the Ancient Roman Capua leg—another early prosthesis from 300 B.C.—was cast in bronze.
Reassigning nerves to another part of the limb allows a patient easier control of their prosthesis.
Shimon is only one of many robotic creations to come out of Weinberg's lab, which have created robotic prosthesis for a drummer, a robotic third arm for drummers, and more other music-assisting robots.
Joseph has also made a lot of progress, walking with prostheses and welcoming a new baby.
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.
Traditionally, a child or adult who is missing an eye would be fitted with a device called an ocular prosthesis.
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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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