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prosthodontics

[ pros-thuh-don-tiks ]
/ ˌprɒs θəˈdɒn tɪks /
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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.
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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
/ (ˌprɒsθəˈdɒntɪks) /

noun
(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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Medical definitions for prosthodontics

prosthodontics
[ prŏs′thə-dŏntĭks ]

n.
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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