Meaning of “prosthesis” in the English Dictionary

"prosthesis" in British English

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prosthesisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒs.θiː.sɪs/ us /ˈprɑːs.θiː.sɪs/ plural prostheses specialized

an artificial body part, such as an arm, foot, or tooth, that replaces a missing part

prosthetic
adjective uk /prɒsˈθet.ɪk/ us /prɑːsˈθet̬.ɪk/

a prosthetic hand

(Definition of “prosthesis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prosthesisnoun [ C ]

us /prɑsˈθi·sɪs/ plural prostheses /prɑsˈθiˌsiz/

an artificial body part, such as an arm or leg

prosthetic
adjective [ not gradable ] us /prɑsˈθet̬·ɪk/

prosthetic devices

(Definition of “prosthesis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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