Definition of Prosthesis

1. Noun. Corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body.

Exact synonyms: Prosthetic Device
Generic synonyms: Corrective, Restorative
Specialized synonyms: Glass Eye, Implant, Obturator, Leg, Peg, Pegleg, Wooden Leg
Derivative terms: Prosthetic, Prosthetic, Prosthetist



Definition of Prosthesis

1. n. The addition to the human body of some artificial part, to replace one that is wanting, as a log or an eye; -- called also prothesis.

Definition of Prosthesis

1. Noun. An artificial replacement for a body part, either internal or external. ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics prosody) prothesis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prosthesis

1. [n -THESES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prosthesis

prostatic adenocarcinoma
prostatic utricle
prostatism
prostatisms
prostatitides
prostatitis
prostatitises
prostatorrhoea
prostatotomies
prostatotomy
prosternum
prosthaphæreses
prosthaphæresis
prostheon
prostheses
prosthesis (current term)
prosthetic
prosthetic device
prosthetic group
prosthetically
prostheticist
prostheticists
prosthetics
prosthetist
prosthetists
prosthion
prosthodontia
prosthodontic
prosthodontics
prosthodontist

Literary usage of Prosthesis

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Each prosthesis must be custom made for the particular patient's needs. ... Any prosthesis is a tool with which the patient performs one or more jobs, ..."

2. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1891)
"DENTAL prosthesis.—"prosthesis" is defined by Webster as ... Dental prosthesis has had its fall, and now is on the up-grade, having greatly advanced since ..."

3. Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language by Isaac Nordheimer (1842)
"prosthesis. § 80. The letter most commonly added to words at the beginning is the weakest of the ..."

4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin: For the Use of Students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1915)
"PARAFFIN prosthesis.3 Since injections of paraffin have been made by many so-called "dermatological institutes" to remove wrinkles, form dimples, ..."

5. Surgical After-treatment by Le Roi Goddard Crandon, Albert Ehrenfried (1912)
"PARAFFIN prosthesis FOR DEFORMITY OF THE NOSE AND OTHER PARTS The danger most ... PARAFFIN prosthesis AFTER TREAT- Deformity resulting from abscess of ..."

6. Latin Prosody Made Easy. by John Carey (1808)
"The addition of a letter or syllable at the beginning of a word is called a prosthesis, as Gnatus for Natus, ..."

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