American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of medicine or surgery that deals with the production and application of artificial body parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the art of prosthesis or of the supplying of missing parts by artificial ones.
- n. Plural form of prosthetic.
- n. the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
“Under the purview of hair and makeup designer Jenny Shircore, most of the actors, if not covered in prosthetics, had to be spray-tanned regularly to maintain their golden, Grecian appearance.”
“The company specializes in prosthetics for hands and arms for, among others, soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington.”
“No sweat off Fillion's bloodied brow as he invites people to freely take a poke at the gelatin prosthetics that have been adhered to his face.”
“The new MIT research could lead to the development of optical brain prosthetics to control neurons, eliminating the need for irreversible surgery.”
“Until now, researchers working on brain prosthetics have used different algorithms depending on what method they were using to measure brain activity.”
“For the moment, the NGO's main focus is to set up a facility to produce longer-term prosthetics for Haiti's newly disabled population.”
“I [spent] about four hours in prosthetics ’cause all those hooks and pieces through the wrists and cuffs and everything, and once I was done I walked on stage and they hooked me up.”
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“For all of the hero zombies, we had to get the people who played them, mostly friends, to have complete head casts so that the prosthetics could be applied properly.”
“This is the technology that will someday lead to the kind of prosthetics I wrote about in Hammered.”
“Despite his disability Kenny is able to lead a relatively normal life including playing sport and finding love despite refusing a weelchair or any kind of prosthetics in favour of getting around as he is using only his hands. on 2 April, 2010, 16: 02”
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