prosthetics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction pros·thet·ics \ -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


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prosthetics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction 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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