prosthetic

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

Definition of prosthetic

1 : of, relating to, or being a prosthesis a prosthetic limb prosthetic devices These researchers will develop ways to connect prostheses more soundly to the bone, coordinate brain signals with prosthetic movement, and create properly rotating artificial joints.— Sheela Raman Similar prevention is recommended if you have leaky, prolapsed, or prosthetic heart valves.Consumer Reports also : of or relating to prosthetics prosthetic research
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein covalently-bound prosthetic groups a heme prosthetic group

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Other Words from prosthetic

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

Examples of prosthetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their new friends suggested that Frendreis wave her prosthetic calf to see if officials on the field would throw a ball their way, WGN reported Friday. Janine Puhak, PEOPLE.com, 12 Oct. 2021 Surgical gloves were overshadowed by surgical robots; knee braces were trumped by prosthetic knees. Scientific American, 7 Oct. 2021 It was chosen, versus a thicker latex prosthetic, to allow for greater movement and expression to come through while Wright was acting. Zoe Hewitt, Variety, 30 Sep. 2021 Among the most common applications for prosthetic use is for patients that have undergone limb amputation, which can occur for many reasons. Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 The winner of the race is a figure with a prosthetic leg. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Oct. 2021 One of the participants, 3-year-old Nadia Kim, who lives in Haverhill, Mass., practiced using a new prosthetic leg in races with one of her brothers. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2021 Thanks to the nonprofit’s efforts over the past several years, an Afghan boy was able to get heart surgery, a girl underwent eye surgery, and another girl received a prosthetic leg. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Sep. 2021 According to Dowds, there were two key elements in creating Tammy: the beauty side and the prosthetic elements. Marie Lodi, Allure, 17 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of prosthetic

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of prosthetic was in 1872

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“Prosthetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosthetic. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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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 prosthetic (audio) \ adverb

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