pros·​tho·​don·​tics | \ ˌpräs-thə-ˈdän-tiks How to pronounce prosthodontics (audio) \

Definition of prosthodontics

: prosthetic dentistry

First Known Use of prosthodontics

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosthodontics

New Latin prosthodontia, from prosthesis + -odontia

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The first known use of prosthodontics was in 1947

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“Prosthodontics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction
prosth·​odon·​tics | \ ˌpräs-thə-ˈdänt-iks How to pronounce prosthodontics (audio) \

Medical Definition of prosthodontics

: the dental specialty concerned with the making of artificial replacements for missing parts of the mouth and jaw

called also prosthetic dentistry, prosthodontia

Other Words from prosthodontics

prosthodontic \ -​ik How to pronounce prosthodontics (audio) \ adjective

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