prosthetic

adjective
pros·​thet·​ic | \ präs-ˈthe-tik How to pronounce prosthetic (audio) \

Definition of prosthetic

1 : of or relating to a prosthesis or prosthetics
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein

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Other Words from prosthetic

prosthetically \ präs-​ˈthe-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce prosthetically (audio) \ adverb

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There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid. BostonGlobe.com, "CVS begins human trials of home dialysis machine," 18 July 2019 Since the accident, Norton underwent at least six surgeries while hospitalized, with hopes of eventually getting a prosthetic arm. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Kendrick Norton, who had arm amputated in car crash, uplifts Dolphins’ spirits with visit to training camp," 5 Aug. 2019 There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid. BostonGlobe.com, "CVS begins human trials of home dialysis machine," 18 July 2019 There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid. Michelle Chapman, chicagotribune.com, "For World Emoji Day, Apple and Google release new emojis: sloth, yawning, diverse couples," 17 July 2019 More significantly, new emojis will offer a wider array of couples holding hands and some key items to represent disabilities, such as a guide dog, a wheelchair, and a prosthetic arm. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Why It’s Not So Easy To Regulate or Split Up Big Tech Companies—Data Sheet," 17 July 2019 There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid. Michelle Chapman, Twin Cities, "Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emoji," 17 July 2019 Nero has a big sword, a big handgun and a bunch of detachable prosthetic arms with wacky effects. Nick Romano, EW.com, "10 best videogames of 2019 (so far)," 27 June 2019 The hope is that this new task pushes the development of sensory feedback to make even more advanced prosthetic arms, and improve daily life for these people. Kayle Hope, Quartz, "The Cybathlon pushes the limits of bionic technology," 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of prosthetic

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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prosthetic

adjective
pros·​thet·​ic | \ präs-ˈthet-ik How to pronounce prosthetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of prosthetic

1 : of, relating to, or being a prosthesis a prosthetic device prosthetic limbs also : of or relating to prosthetics prosthetic research
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein

Other Words from prosthetic

prosthetically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce prosthetically (audio) \ adverb

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