- * * *- maxillofacial p. that branch of dentistry that provides prostheses or devices to treat or restore tissues of the stomatognathic system and associated facial structures that have been affected by disease, injury, surgery, or congenital defect, to provide all possible function and esthetics.
* * *pros·thet·ics -iks n pl but sing or pl in constr the surgical and dental specialty concerned with the design, construction, and fitting of prostheses
* * *pros·thet·ics (pros-thetґiks) the field of knowledge relating to prostheses and their design and use.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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prosthetics — 1894, from PROSTHETIC (Cf. prosthetic); also see ICS (Cf. ics) … Etymology dictionary
prosthetics — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) artificial body parts; prostheses. 2) pieces of flexible material applied to actors faces to transform their appearance. 3) (treated as sing. ) the branch of surgery concerned with the making and fitting of artificial body parts … English terms dictionary
prosthetics — [präs thet′iks] n. [< PROSTHETIC] the branch of surgery dealing with the replacement of missing parts, esp. limbs, by artificial substitutes prosthetist [präs′thə tist] n … English World dictionary
prosthetics — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1894 the surgical or dental specialty concerned with the design, construction, and fitting of prostheses … New Collegiate Dictionary
prosthetics — /pros thet iks/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures. Cf. prosthodontics. 2. the fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices, esp … Universalium
prosthetics — Synonyms and related words: antiseptic surgery, aseptic surgery, chiroplasty, cryosurgery, dental surgery, electrosurgery, general surgery, heart surgery, major surgery, minor surgery, neurosurgery, open heart surgery, operation, operative… … Moby Thesaurus
prosthetics — prÉ‘s Î¸tÉªks /prÉ’s n. making of prostheses, making of artificial limbs and body parts … English contemporary dictionary
prosthetics — [prɒs θɛtɪks] plural noun 1》 artificial body parts; prostheses. ↘pieces of flexible material applied to actors faces to transform their appearance. 2》 [treated as sing.] the branch of surgery concerned with the making and fitting of… … English new terms dictionary
prosthetics — pros·thet·ics … English syllables
prosthetics — pros•thet•ics [[t]prɒsˈθɛt ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) srg the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures 2) srg the fabrication and fitting of prosthetic devices, esp.… … From formal English to slang