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[pros-thuh-don-tiks] /ˌprɒs θəˈdɒn tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry that deals with the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing teeth and other oral structures by artificial devices.
Also, prosthodontia
[pros-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌprɒs θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of prosthodontics
First recorded in 1945-50; prosth(esis) + -odont + -ics Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for prosthodontics


(functioning as sing) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth
Derived Forms
prosthodontist, noun
Word Origin
C20: from prosth(esis) + -odont + -ics
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prosthodontics in Medicine

prosthodontics pros·tho·don·tics (prŏs'thə-dŏn'tĭks)
The branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices.

pros'tho·don'tist n.
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