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pros·the·sis

 (prŏs-thē′sĭs)
n. pl. pros·the·ses (-sēz)
1. An artificial device used to replace a missing body part, such as a limb, tooth, eye, or heart valve.
2. Replacement of a missing body part with such a device.
3. Linguistics Prothesis.

[Greek, addition, from prostithenai, prosthe-, to add : pros-, pros- + tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

prosthesis

(ˈprɒsθɪsɪs; prɒsˈθiːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Surgery) surgery
a. the replacement of a missing bodily part with an artificial substitute
b. an artificial part such as a limb, eye, or tooth
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics another word for prothesis
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: an addition, from prostithenai to add, from pros- towards + tithenai to place]
prosthetic adj
prosˈthetically adv

pros•the•sis

(prɒsˈθi sɪs for 1; ˈprɒs θə sɪs for 2 )

n., pl. -ses (-siz for 1; -ˌsiz for 2 )
1. a device, either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body.
[1545–55; < Late Latin < Greek prósthesis a putting to, addition =pros(ti)thé(nai) to put to, add (pros- to, toward + tithénai to put)]
pros•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
pros•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.

prosthesis

An artificial attachment to replace a body part, such as a limb or organ.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prosthesis - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the bodyprosthesis - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
corrective, restorative - a device for treating injury or disease
glass eye - prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass
implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
pegleg, wooden leg, peg, leg - a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
Translations

prosthesis

[prɒsˈθiːsɪs] N (prostheses (pl)) [prɒsˈθiːsiːz]prótesis f

prosthesis

[prɒsˈθiːsɪs] n (MEDICINE)prothèse f

prosthesis

n (spec)Prothese f

pros·the·sis

n. prótesis, reemplazo de una parte del cuerpo con un sustituto artificial.

prosthesis

n (pl -ses) prótesis f
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Among people with only one hand, the brain area that enables us to recognise hands can also recognise a prosthetic hand, particularly among those who use a prosthesis regularly.
Objective: To assess quality of life and the influencing factors as perceived by lower limb prosthesis users.
A GRANDFATHER has become the first person in Wales to have his chest wall rebuilt with a 3D-printed prosthesis.
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In cases of large maxillofacial defects, movement of prosthesis poses a real challenge.
Depending upon various factors like age, expectation of the patient, financial status, compliance of the patient, underlying soft and hard tissue, status of existing dentition, different type of prosthesis were fabricated.
This retrospective study was carried out to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a second-generation CCK prosthesis for complex primary or revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Santos is the founder and manager of PBF Prosthesis and Brace Center, based in the Tahanang Walang Hagdan (TWH) compound in Cainta, Rizal.
A little moisture can actually increase the skin coefficient of friction [11-12], but if perspiration continues, a threshold is exceeded [13-14] where adherence of the prosthesis to the residual limb becomes insecure.
Examination revealed a swollen and painful right hemiscrotum with a loss of consistency of the right testicular prosthesis.
Perez Roque says that, to avoid this, the Protesa Group was given the task of placing sensors that warn when there is a heat excess by equipping the prosthesis with sensors that can identify heat and emit a warning signal to alert the user, helping to avoid damage both for the person and the device.
A commercial Silicon (4) made prosthesis is expensive (US $120) for leprosy-affected people who are often economically under-privileged.