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From Ancient Greek προσθετικός (prosthetikós, adding; repletive; giving additional power), from πρόσθεσις (prósthesis, addition), from προστίθημι (prostíthēmi, I add), from πρός (prós, towards) + τίθημι (títhēmi, I place).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɹɑsˈθɛtɪk/
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prosthetic (not comparable)

  1. artificial, acting as a substitute for part of the body; relating to prosthesis
    prosthetic leg/arm

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prosthetic (plural prosthetics)

  1. An artificial replacement for part of the body; a prosthesis, prosthetic device.
  2. An addition to an actor etc.'s body as part of a costume, intended to transform the person's appearance.

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