prosthetics

[pros-thet-iks]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures. Compare prosthodontics.
2.
the fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices, especially artificial limbs.

Origin:
1890–95; see prosthesis, -ics

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prosthetics (prɒsˈθɛtɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the branch of surgery concerned with prosthesis

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prosthetics pros·thet·ics (prŏs-thět'ĭks)
n.
The branch of medicine or surgery that deals with the production and application of artificial body parts.


pros'the·tist (prŏs'thĭ-tĭst) n.
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Example sentences
And any movie where the dinosaurs are played by caimans and iguanas with
  prosthetics.
The prosthetics, physical or musical, are meant to transform the product into
  what people think appeals to a crowd.
It can also have applications in human health and medicine, particularly in the
  area of prosthetics and cerebral palsy.
The study could aid the development of prosthetics that are brain-controlled.
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