prosthetics

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

Definition of prosthetics

  1. :  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

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

Medical Definition of prosthetics

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

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