prosthetic
adjective Date: circa 1890 1. of or relating to a prosthesis or prosthetics 2. of, relating to, or constituting a nonprotein group of a conjugated protein • prosthetically adverb

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  • Prosthetic — Pros*thet ic, a. [Cf. Gr. ? disposed to add, ? put on.] Of or pertaining to prosthesis; prefixed, as a letter or letters to a word. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prosthetic — [präs thet′ik] adj. 1. of a prothesis or prosthetics 2. Chem. designating or of any of a number of nonprotein compounds when combined chemically with a protein molecule * * * pros·thet·ic (prŏs thĕtʹĭk) adj. 1. Serving as or relating to a… …   Universalium

  • prosthetic — [präs thet′ik] adj. 1. of a prothesis or prosthetics 2. Chem. designating or of any of a number of nonprotein compounds when combined chemically with a protein molecule …   English World dictionary

  • Prosthetic — Referring to a prosthesis, an artificial substitute or replacement of a part of the body such as a tooth, eye, a facial bone, the palate, a hip, a knee or another joint, the leg, an arm, etc. A prosthesis is designed for functional or cosmetic… …   Medical dictionary

  • prosthetic — 1. adjective /ˌprɑsˈθɛtɪk/ artificial, acting as a substitute for part of the body; relating to prosthesis 2. noun /ˌprɑsˈθɛtɪk/ A prosthetic device …   Wiktionary

  • prosthetic — adj. Prosthetic is used with these nouns: ↑arm, ↑leg, ↑limb …   Collocations dictionary

  • prosthetic — [[t]prɒsθe̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Prosthetic parts of the body are artificial ones used to replace natural ones. [MEDICAL] Syn: artificial …   English dictionary

  • prosthetic — prosthesis ► NOUN (pl. prostheses) ▪ an artificial body part. DERIVATIVES prosthetic adjective. ORIGIN Greek, from prostithenai add …   English terms dictionary

  • prosthetic — pros|thet|ic [ pras θetık ] adjective MEDICAL used for replacing a missing body part …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prosthetic — prÉ‘s θtɪk /prÉ’s adj. pertaining to a prosthesis, pertaining to an artificial limb or body part …   English contemporary dictionary

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