|prosthesis (ˈprɒsθɪsɪs, prɒsˈθiːsɪs)|
|—n , pl -ses|
|a. the replacement of a missing bodily part with an artificial substitute|
|b. an artificial part such as a limb, eye, or tooth|
|2.||linguistics another word for prothesis|
|[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: an addition, from prostithenai to add, from pros- towards + tithenai to place]|
prosthesis pros·the·sis (prŏs-thē'sĭs)
n. pl. pros·the·ses (-sēz)
An artificial device used to replace a missing body part, such as a limb or a heart valve.
Replacement of a missing body part with such a device.
|prosthesis (prŏs-thē'sĭs) Pronunciation Key
Plural prostheses (prŏs-thē'sēz)
An artificial device used to replace a missing or defective body part, such as a limb or a heart valve.
prosthetic adjective (prŏs-thět'ĭk)