prosthesis

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Via Latin, from Ancient Greek πρόσθεσις (prósthesis, addition), from προστίθημι (prostíthēmi, I add), from πρός (prós, towards) + τίθημι (títhēmi, I place), from Proto-Indo-European *próti, *préti + *dʰédʰeh₁- (to be putting, to be placing).

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prosthesis (plural prostheses)

  1. (medicine) An artificial replacement for a body part, either internal or external.
  2. (linguistics, prosody) Prothesis.

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