- var. of prothesis (sense )
- pl. -·the′ses· Med.
- the replacement of a missing part of the body, as a limb, eye, or tooth, by an artificial substitute
- such a substitute
Origin of prosthesisLate Latin from Classical Greek prosthesis from prostithenai from pros, to, at + tithenai, to place, do
- An artificial device used to replace a missing body part, such as a limb, tooth, eye, or heart valve.
- Replacement of a missing body part with such a device.
- Linguistics Prothesis.
Origin of prosthesisGreek addition from prostithenai prosthe- to add pros- pros- tithenai to put ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
athlete wearing a prosthetic leg used for running
Via Latin, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÏŒÏƒÎ¸ÎµÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (prosthesis, “addition"), from Ï€ÏÎ¿ÏƒÏ„Î¯Î¸Î·Î¼Î¹ (prostithÄ“mi, “I add"), from Ï€ÏÏŒÏ‚ (pros, “towards") + Ï„Î¯Î¸Î·Î¼Î¹ (tithÄ“mi, “I place").