pros·​thet·​ist ˈpräs-thə-tist How to pronounce prosthetist (audio)
: a specialist in prosthetics

Examples of prosthetist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shaving the area that comes in contact with your prosthesis isn't typically recommended, says Geoffrey Hemmen, a certified prosthetist and CEO of Advance Prosthetics and Orthotics. Chloé Valentine Toscano, Allure, 30 Nov. 2023 While a dermatologist can make skin-care recommendations, your prosthetist will know what your prosthesis is made of and, therefore, can also tell you what not to use to avoid damaging it. Chloé Valentine Toscano, Allure, 30 Nov. 2023 Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois and Arkansas passed similar laws this year with varying levels of coverage for adults and children, according to the O&P Edge, an industry magazine for prosthetists. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 25 July 2023 Along with Ver Kuilen, the team includes Jamie Brown, Mary Kate Callahan, Scott Davidson, Ashley Eisenmenger, Lina Garada, Josh George, Mallorie Hoyos, Leah Kaplan, Dee Palagi, Patrick Pressgrove, and Travis Ricks, plus prosthetist Harold and guide Anna Griessler. Allison Torres Burtka, Outside Online, 16 Sep. 2022 As Verne understood, the U.S. Civil War (during which 60,000 amputations were performed) inaugurated the modern prosthetics era in the United States, thanks to federal funding and a wave of design patents filed by entrepreneurial prosthetists. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Aug. 2022 The veterinary prosthetist hopes to build better artificial legs for our four-legged brethren. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 8 Oct. 2014 The prosthetist is a constant in his patients’ lives. Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2022 Then Jeff Batzer, his fellow Mount Washington survivor, introduced him to a prosthetist and orthotist named Barry Gosthnian. Discover Magazine, 25 Jan. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prosthetist was in 1896

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“Prosthetist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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pros·​the·​tist ˈpräs-thət-əst How to pronounce prosthetist (audio)
: a specialist in prosthetics
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