prosthetic

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

Definition of prosthetic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a prosthesis or prosthetics

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein

prosthetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Circa 1890

First Known Use of prosthetic

circa 1890


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prosthetic

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adjective pros·thet·ic \präs-ˈthet-ik\

Medical Definition of prosthetic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being a prosthesis <a prosthetic device> <prosthetic limbs>; also :  of or relating to prosthetics <prosthetic research>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or constituting a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein

prosthetically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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