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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The team’s name is Forrest Stump, named after a nonprofit that one member of the team, triathlete and amputee Nicole Ver Kuilen, founded with prosthetist Natalie Harold to advocate for amputees. Allison Torres Burtka, Outside Online, 16 Sep. 2022 Inside American prosthetist offices, this is actually a fairly common relationship. Britt H. Young, Wired, 26 Oct. 2021 My most recent prosthetist had devised their own patented method of molding a socket that better accommodates bodies like mine. Britt H. Young, Wired, 26 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 8 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


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