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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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