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prosthetics

[pros-thet-iks] /prɒsˈθɛt ɪks/
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
1890-1895
1890-95; see prosthesis, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for prostheticses

prosthetics

/prɒsˈθɛtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of surgery concerned with prosthesis
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Word Origin and History for prostheticses

prosthetics

n.

1894, from prosthetic; also see -ics.

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prostheticses in Medicine

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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