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prosthetics

[ pros-thet-iks ]
/ prɒsˈθɛt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures.Compare prosthodontics.
the fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices, especially artificial limbs.

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Origin of prosthetics

First recorded in 1890–95; see origin at prosthesis, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for prosthetics

prosthetics
/ (prɒsˈθɛtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of surgery concerned with prosthesis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for prosthetics

prosthetics
[ prŏs-thĕtĭks ]

n.

The branch of medicine or surgery that deals with the production and application of artificial body parts.

Other words from prosthetics

prosthe•tist (prŏsthĭ-tĭst) n.
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