pros·​thet·​ics | \ präs-ˈthe-tiks How to pronounce prosthetics (audio) \

Definition of prosthetics

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

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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 How to pronounce prosthetics (audio) \

Medical Definition of prosthetics

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

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