[ pros-thet-iks ]
/ prɒsˈθɛt ɪks /
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Words nearby prosthetics
Definition for prosthetics (2 of 2)
[ pros-thet-ik ]
/ prɒsˈθɛt ɪk /
of or relating to an artificial body part or prosthesis: He was fitted for a prosthetic arm.
of or relating to the fields of surgical or dental prosthetics: advances in prosthetic technology.
of or relating to a substance, item, or process used to transform a person’s appearance temporarily, especially as a theatrical special effect: The final scene required painstaking application of prosthetic hair and skin.
an artificial body part; a prosthesis: Hundreds of amputees volunteered to test the new prosthetics.
an appearance-altering substance or item applied temporarily to a person’s face or body, especially to create a theatrical special effect: Alien creatures are brought to life with realistic prosthetics.
Origin of prosthetic
OTHER WORDS FROM prostheticpros·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for prosthetics
/ (prɒsˈθɛtɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the branch of surgery concerned with prosthesis
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Medical definitions for prosthetics (1 of 2)
[ prŏs-thĕt′ĭks ]
The branch of medicine or surgery that deals with the production and application of artificial body parts.
Other words from prostheticspros′the•tist (prŏs′thĭ-tĭst) n.
Medical definitions for prosthetics (2 of 2)
[ prŏs-thĕt′ĭk ]
Serving as or relating to a prosthesis.
Of or relating to prosthetics.
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