from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An artificial device used to replace a missing body part, such as a limb, tooth, eye, or heart valve.
- n. Replacement of a missing body part with such a device.
- n. Linguistics Prothesis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An artificial replacement for a body part, either internal or external.
- n. prothesis
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The prefixing of one or more letters to the beginning of a word, as in beloved.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Addition; affixion; appendage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
It will take at least two or three years before scientists try to replicate the experiment with a more long-term prosthesis, the experts said.
Conceived for people who feel insecure about their social skills, the prosthesis is a rigid, circular apparatus that forces a facial expression -- almost a grimace -- onto its wearer.
Wired News has an interesting article about the quest to create an artificial brain prosthesis.
It took a couple years, and the prosthesis was a huge help because you feel that you're no longer singled out.
The only current treatment is the surgical replacement of the prosthesis, which is expensive, invasive and many elderly sufferers are not able to undergo the procedure.
For the Northwest High School junior, learning to walk with the help of a prosthesis is the beginning of a future that many thought he would never have.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a robotic prosthesis which is able to transport zucchini through time and space, using monkey brain power alone.
* Macht discusses ID and reductionism at "prosthesis".
* Macht at "prosthesis" points to this informative interview on embryonic stem cell research by James Thomson who actually does stem cell research.
Macht at "prosthesis" has given his thoughts, and the discussion at Philosophy, etc. is still going on.
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