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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek, 'addition', from prostithenai 'to add to'

prosthesis

noun
     
prosthesis
Related topics: Hospital
pros‧the‧sis plural prostheses [countable]
medicalMH an artificial leg, tooth, or other part of the body which takes the place of a missing part
prosthetic adjective

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