from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Serving as or relating to a prosthesis.
  • adjective Of or relating to prosthetics.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exhibiting or pertaining to prosthesis; added; especially, prefixed.
  • In surgery, relating to or concerned in the supplying of an artificial part in place of the natural one which is wanting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to prosthesis; prefixed, as a letter or letters to a word.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective artificial, acting as a substitute for part of the body; relating to prosthesis
  • noun A prosthesis (prosthetic device)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to prosthetics
  • adjective relating to or serving as a prosthesis


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek προσθετικός ("adding; repletive; giving additional power"), from πρόσθεσις (prosthesis, "addition"), from προστίθημι (prostithēmi, "I add"), from πρός (pros, "towards") + τίθημι (tithēmi, "I place").


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