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
Greek, addition, from prostithenai, prosthe-, to add : pros-, pros- + tithenai, to put.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via Latin, from Ancient Greek πρόσθεσις (prosthesis, "addition"), from προστίθημι (prostithēmi, "I add"), from πρός (pros, "towards") + τίθημι (tithēmi, "I place"). (Wiktionary)