prosthetic

adjective
pros·thet·ic | \präs-ˈthe-tik \

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 \ adverb

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With a traditional prosthetic potentially costing thousands of dollars, Hailey's mom, Yong Dawson, turned for help near their hometown, reaching out to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Rebecca Bratek, CBS News, "8-year-old with 3D-printed hand throws out her 12th first pitch at MLB stadium," 12 June 2018 In a chair, standing up, arms, no arms, legs, prosthetic or real, a sport is a sport and an athlete is an athlete. Rick Mauch, star-telegram, "Former Bell standout still chasing greatness despite physical challenges," 25 June 2018 Ultimately, the lawsuit claimed that doctors removed her prosthetic hip and more than a liter of infected blood clots and tissues. Jordan Rau, chicagotribune.com, "Medicare takes aim at boomerang hospitalizations of nursing home patients," 22 June 2018 And there’s an insane prosthetic hand-mask which can’t be unseen. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Turns Scream Queen for Petra Collins' New Horror Film: Watch the Teaser," 21 June 2018 The male models at Zhou's show sported prosthetic baby bumps under their looks, though some of their bellies saw the spotlight more than others. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "'Pregnant' male models steal the show at London Fashion Week," 12 June 2018 Goff sported a wig, fake tattoos and a prosthetic mole in hopes of fooling his new teammates who were told the cameras were for a JUCO football documentary. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Jared Goff went undercover to prank a college team as the new QB transfer," 24 Apr. 2018 Personal experience led him into the prosthetic field. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "The Science (and Process) Behind Joel Embiid's Mask," 20 Apr. 2018 That would be be a rare move: The agency has only banned two medical devices: prosthetic hair fibers and powdered gloves. NBC News, "Women sounded alarm on Essure birth control device. Now the FDA is cracking down.," 12 Apr. 2018

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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 \

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 \ adverb

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