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n. pl. proth·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. Linguistics The addition of a phoneme or syllable at the beginning of a word, as in Spanish espina, "thorn," from Latin spina.
2. Eastern Orthodox Church
a. The preparation of the bread and wine for the Eucharist.
b. The table used for this preparation.

[Greek, prefixing, from protithenai, prothe-, to put before : pro-, before; see pro-2 + tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·thet′ic (prŏ-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
pro·thet′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Phonetics & Phonology) a process in the development of a language by which a phoneme or syllable is prefixed to a word to facilitate pronunciation: Latin "scala" gives Spanish "escala" by prothesis.
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Eastern Orthodox Church the solemn preparation of the Eucharistic elements before consecration
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: a setting out in public, from pro- forth + thesis a placing]
prothetic adj
proˈthetically adv


(ˈprɒθ ə sɪs)

1. the addition of a sound or syllable at the beginning of a word, as in Spanish escala “ladder” from Latin scala.
2. Eastern Ch. the preparation and preliminary oblation of the Eucharistic elements.
[1665–75; < Late Latin < Greek próthesis placing in public, offering, preposition = pro(ti)thé(nai) to set out, display, put forward]
pro•thet•ic (prəˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
pro•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.
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I was appointed the coordinator of the penile prothesis program at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, working with my now long-time collaborator, Dr.
Removable casting prosthesis with or without prothesis.
defects in the bone continuity, age, living requirements, three basic types of prosthesis are routinely applied nowadays: cemented, where a contact of both components with a bone is accomplished by means of cement; cementless, where there is a contact of metal components directly to the bone, and hybrid, where usually a metal cap is implanted into acetabulum at the same time cementing the femoral part of prothesis in the femural canal.
Por ello, primero se debe conocer que la palabra protesis proviene del griego prothesis ([TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII]) formado de pro (npo) que significa antes y thesis ([TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII]) de tithemi que significa yo pongo, en sentido de posicion (Puglisi & Moreno, 2006), es decir, que las protesis se crearon y desarrollaron como una extension artificial que reemplaza total o parcialmente parte o partes del cuerpo que se han perdido, y la cual brinda versatilidad a la hora de ejercer sus tareas cotidianas, basandose en protesis ya creadas actualmente, como lo son las de Ilimb y Michelangelo de las empresas Touchbionics y Otto Bock, respectivamente.
His mother Hannah Jones, 32, had to raise PS30,000 to pay for the prothesis.
The radiographies of the right knee revealed no signs of displacement, loosening of the prothesis, or other pathological signs which would include unsealing, fracture, or cortical bone modifications.
An orthosis is a device that helps correct or amplify an existing capability, whereas a prothesis is a device that replaces a missing capability.
He's not worked these muscles because he has not used this type of prothesis before, and obviously without having a hand he has spent about nine years of not using those muscles, but he has developed them very well this week and has been working great with them.
Such a prosthesis can be implanted at a second operation, or if advances in the speed of 3D model production permit, a 3D prothesis could be generated during surgery for immediate implantation.
For the artificial leg, the principle remains the same except that the process works in reverse: information is guided from the prothesis to the brain, rather than the other way around.
The prothesis is not a product, but a presupposition, a logical medium making possible the action of thesis and antithesis on each other.
As an alternative in order to preserve movement in distance and disc height to avoid fusion development and to conserve normal segmental lordosis cervical disk prothesis were designed.