[ 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 pros·tho·don·tia [pros-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌprɒs θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for prosthodontia
/ (ˌprɒsθəˈdɒntɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth
Derived Formsprosthodontist, noun
Word Origin for prosthodontics
C20: from prosth (esis) + -odont + -ics
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Medicine definitions for prosthodontia
[ 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.
Related formspros′tho•don′tist n.
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