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noun [C] uk   /ˈprɒs.θiː.sɪs/ us    /ˈprɑːs-/ (plural prostheses) specialized
an artificial body part, such as an arm, foot, or tooth, that replaces a missing partMedical dressings, supports and devices
adjective uk   /prɒsˈθet.ɪk/ us    /prɑːsˈθet̬-/
a prosthetic handMedical dressings, supports and devices
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