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.
DERIVATIVES prosthetist noun.

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  • prosthetics — 1894, from PROSTHETIC (Cf. prosthetic); also see ICS (Cf. ics) …   Etymology 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 in fiction — Prosthetics often play a role in fiction, particularly science fiction. Numerous works of literature, television, and movies will feature certain characters who have had prosthetics attached.cience fictionScience fiction literature, television,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — /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 …   Universalium

  • 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

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