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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An artificial device to replace a missing part of the body (as a suction socket to replace a lower leg or a dental restoration).Also:The addition of a sound or syllable to a word especially by prefixing (as in newt, beloved).(plural)

Usage examples (33)
  • The Stealth Hippopotamus: We already have "prostheses" to make people more attractive
  • Biomechatronics are intelligent or smart prostheses.
  • Excellent; fairly simple method for making prostheses.
  • In his 12 years, he has been fitted with seven prostheses. for more
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