prosthetics

/pros thet"iks/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures. Cf. prosthodontics.
2. the fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices, esp. artificial limbs.
[1890-95; see PROSTHETIC, -ICS]

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  • prosthetics — 1894, from PROSTHETIC (Cf. prosthetic); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prosthetics — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) artificial body parts; prostheses. 2) pieces of flexible material applied to actors faces to transform their appearance. 3) (treated as sing. ) the branch of surgery concerned with the making and fitting of artificial body parts …   English terms dictionary

  • prosthetics — [präs thet′iks] n. [< PROSTHETIC] the branch of surgery dealing with the replacement of missing parts, esp. limbs, by artificial substitutes prosthetist [präs′thə tist] n …   English World dictionary

  • Prosthetics — The art and science of developing artificial replacements for body parts. Depending on the type of prosthesis, prosthetics may be built and fitted/implanted in a hospital (as in the case of an artificial knee joint), or by an outside specialist.… …   Medical dictionary

  • prosthetics — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1894 the surgical or dental specialty concerned with the design, construction, and fitting of prostheses …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prosthetics — Synonyms and related words: antiseptic surgery, aseptic surgery, chiroplasty, cryosurgery, dental surgery, electrosurgery, general surgery, heart surgery, major surgery, minor surgery, neurosurgery, open heart surgery, operation, operative… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prosthetics — prÉ‘s θtɪks /prÉ’s n. making of prostheses, making of artificial limbs and body parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prosthetics — [prɒs θɛtɪks] plural noun 1》 artificial body parts; prostheses.     ↘pieces of flexible material applied to actors faces to transform their appearance. 2》 [treated as sing.] the branch of surgery concerned with the making and fitting of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • prosthetics — pros·thet·ics …   English syllables

  • prosthetics — pros•thet•ics [[t]prɒsˈθɛt ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) srg the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures 2) srg the fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices, esp.… …   From formal English to slang

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