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pros·thet·ics

 (prŏs-thĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine or surgery that deals with the production and application of artificial body parts.

pros′the·tist (prŏs′thĭ-tĭst) n.

prosthetics

(prɒsˈθɛtɪks)
n
(Surgery) (functioning as singular) the branch of surgery concerned with prosthesis

pros•thet•ics

(prɒsˈθɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures.
2. the fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices, esp. artificial limbs.
[1890–95]
pros′the•tist (-θə tɪst) n.

prosthetics

the branch of surgery dealing with the replacement of missing limbs or organs with artificial substitutes. — prosthetic, adj.
See also: Surgery
the branch of surgery dealing with the replacement of missing limbs or organs with artificial substitutes. — prosthetic, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prosthetics - the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body partsprosthetics - the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Translations

pros·thet·ics

n. prostética, rama de la cirugía que se dedica al reemplazo de partes del cuerpo.
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Vivas' employer, Active Life Orthotics and Prosthetics, is sponsoring Vivas and two other amputees for Monday's golf tournament, hosted by Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
With the advent of small, extremely powerful processors, however, a computer can get directly involved in patients' mouths as a designer and creator of dental prosthetics -- a prospect that is spurring both enthusiasm and controversy among dental professionals.
com/research/932b6h/chinese_market_for) has announced the addition of the "Chinese Market for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices (Executive Summary)" report to their offering.
Jefferson City, MO Advanced Prosthetics & Orthotics, Maui, HI Arizona Artificial Limb Specialists, Phoenix, AZ Birmingham Limb & Brace, Birmingham, AL Brownfield's Prosthetic & Orthotic Technologies, Boise, ID Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics, Watertown, NY Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics, Inc.
Lingering effects of the recession continued to affect various segments of the market adversely; however, the prosthetics market is expected to continue to grow as the number of patients requiring dental prosthetics increases.
IPT was founded in 2008 by six University of Illinois engineering students who noticed that while a number of low-cost prosthetics options were available for leg amputees, arm prosthetics typically remained prohibitively expensive.
com/research/fdc37e/asia_pacific_marke) has announced the addition of the "Asia Pacific Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM 2011" report to their offering.
com/research/382e99/orthotics_and_pros) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Orthotics and Prosthetics - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017" to their offering.
com/research/4de198/european_market_fo) has announced the addition of the "European Market for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices 2011" report to their offering.
Market for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices 2010 (Executive Summary)" report to their offering.