• WordNet 3.6
    • n prosthesis corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prosthesis (Surg) The addition to the human body of some artificial part, to replace one that is wanting, as a log or an eye; -- called also prothesis.
    • Prosthesis (Gram) The prefixing of one or more letters to the beginning of a word, as in beloved.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prosthesis Addition; affixion; appendage. Specifically— In grammar, the addition of one or more sounds or letters to a word; especially, such addition at the beginning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prosthesis pros′the-sis addition, affixion, as of letters at the beginning of a word: the fitting of artificial parts to the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. an addition, fr. to put to, to add; to + to put, place
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Already people were dreaming of what sub-total prosthesis could do.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse

In news:

One-armed suspect surprises deputy when prosthesis pops off after fumbled bank robbery.
INFLUENCE OF ANATOMY ON THE PROSTHETIC TREATMENT PLAN Misch19 classifies fixed implant prosthetic options as fixed prosthesis 1, 2, and 3 (FP1, FP2, FP3).
Universal taps writer for ' Prosthesis '.
One-armed suspect surprises deputy when prosthesis pops off after fumbled bank robbery.
Self-Expanding Intracoronary Prosthesis Implanted in CAD Patients.
Help with prosthesis is sought.
Five-year-old Lucas Resch and his parents visited Purdue last week to try out a model for the new prosthesis, which will be lighter and more streamlined than the one he now uses.
Robinson is planning to meet Willingham on Monday to thank him for finding his prosthesis.
Hudson's new leg may not be bulletproof, but it's clear the 3-month-old pup is comfortable in his state-of-the-art prosthesis .
Hudson's quick and seamless adaptation to the prosthesis stunned even Bowersox.
The reporter lost part of his leg in Iraq but this week he is running part of the Olympic torch relay thanks to a carbon fibre blade prosthesis .
Manganiello, who stars in the stripper flick 'Magic Mike,' shows off his gut, which is obviously a prosthesis – just look at the rippling of skin near his belt.
She has been back at work at her online magazine for several weeks and has been tweeting photos of herself with family and friends at events without the prosthesis .
From tribal patterns to metallic designs made with synthetic materials, Bespoke Innovations creates "fairings" that surround an existing prosthesis .
The Prosthetic Knee-Leg Lift project will build upon the advances already achieved, further refining the design to maximize the prosthesis ' security and comfort, and reduce the weight of the design.

In science:

The author tries to distinguish cognitive prosthesis from both electronic aids as well as from conventional computer software. Key researchers in this field as well as their accomplishments are discussed and also the differences in their approaches.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex