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prosthesispros‧the‧sis /prɒsˈθiːsɪs $ prɑːs-/ noun (plural prostheses /-siːz/) [countable]  medicalMH an artificial leg, tooth, or other part of the body which takes the place of a missing partprosthetic /-ˈθetɪk/ adjective
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prosthesisMost of his upper jaw was removed and a prosthesis was fitted.A prosthesis used in a joint replacement costs between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000.Intimates knew him as Stumpy Will and remarked upon the craftsmanship and lifelike nature of his carved elm prosthesis.This child has a metal prosthesis and kicks hell out of the others at football.In much the same way computer simulation has been used in bioengineering in the design of prosthesis such as artificial limbs or hips.Endoprosthesis placement was performed in the conventional manner using a plastic prosthesis for the bile and pancreatic ducts.
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