prosthodontia

prosthodontics

[pros-thuh-don-tiks]
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, prosthodontia [pros-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] .


Origin:
1945–50; prosth(esis) + -odont + -ics

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prosthodontics (ˌprɒsθəˈdɒntɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth
 
[C20: from prosth(esis) + -odont + -ics]
 
prostho'dontist
 
n

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prosthodontics pros·tho·don·tics (prŏs'thə-dŏn'tĭks)
n.
The branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices.


pros'tho·don'tist n.
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