pros·​thet·​ics | \präs-ˈthe-tiks \

Definition of prosthetics 

: the surgical or dental specialty concerned with the design, construction, and fitting of prostheses

First Known Use of prosthetics

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prosthetics was circa 1894

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pros·​thet·​ics | \-iks \

Medical Definition of prosthetics 

: the surgical and dental specialty concerned with the design, construction, and fitting of prostheses

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