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prosthesisnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɒs.θiː.sɪs/  us   /ˈprɑːs-/ (plural prostheses ) specialized
an ​artificialbodypart, such as an ​arm, ​foot, or ​tooth, that ​replaces a ​missingpart
prosthetic
adjective uk   /prɒsˈθet.ɪk/  us   /prɑːsˈθet̬-/
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 ​artificialbodypart, 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)
Translations of “prosthesis”
in Chinese (Simplified) 假肢,假体…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假肢,人造義體…
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