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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Literature reports that two implants are adequate to support and stabilize lower dentures and there is no significant difference in bone resorption in two or four implant supported dentures.7,11 A hybrid restoration is indicated when the intra-arch distance is more than required for implant supported fixed prosthesis.6,7 In the present case, the distance present was suitable for placement of hybrid prosthesis. Another important aspect is the material framework that can be high noble metal, titanium or base metal alloy.
Furthermore, adaptive foot prostheses can be classified into three categories which are a passive, active, and hybrid prosthesis. Passive prostheses are functionally lacking due to the mimicking of the human leg motions compared to the active prosthesis.
(1) Various terms have been used to describe this treatment modality: overlay denture, telescoped dentures, tooth supported dentures, hybrid prosthesis, crown and sleeve pros thesis, and the superimposing dentures.