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PROSTHESIS (prostheses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prosthesis mean? 

PROSTHESIS (noun)
  The noun PROSTHESIS has 1 sense:

1. corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body

  Familiarity information: PROSTHESIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSTHESIS (noun)


Sense 1prosthesis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

prosthesis; prosthetic device

Hypernyms ("prosthesis" is a kind of...):

corrective; restorative (a device for treating injury or disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prosthesis"):

glass eye (prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass)

implant (a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue)

obturator (a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate))

leg; peg; pegleg; wooden leg (a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg)


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