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