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prosthodontics

[pros-thuh-don-tiks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. 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 pros·tho·don·tia [pros-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌprɒs θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/.

Origin of prosthodontics

First recorded in 1945–50; prosth(esis) + -odont + -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for prosthodontics

prosthodontics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth
Derived Formsprosthodontist, noun

Word Origin

C20: from prosth (esis) + -odont + -ics
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prosthodontics in Medicine

prosthodontics

(prŏs′thə-dŏntĭks)
n.
  1. The branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices.
Related formspros′tho•dontist n.
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