[ 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/.

Origin of prosthodontics

First recorded in 1945–50; prosth(esis) + -odont + -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for prosthodontics

/ (ˌprɒsθəˈdɒntɪks) /


(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth

Derived forms of prosthodontics

prosthodontist, noun

Word Origin for prosthodontics

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

[ prŏs′thə-dŏntĭks ]


The branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices.

Other words from prosthodontics

pros′tho•dontist n.
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