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  • n. A person who makes or fits prosthetic devices.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, one who practises prosthesis; one who supplies artificial substitutes for missing parts of the body; especially one who manufactures artificial limbs.

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

  • n. an expert in prosthetics


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  • So eventually I said, "Well, OK, I'll put my name to it as long as you make it available over the Internet through -- any amputees that want one should contact their prosthetist, which is a term of limb fitter, and just get on the Web site and look up my heathermillsmccartney. com and they'll be able to get one.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2003

  • Nicholas John Hillsdon, state registered prosthetist, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, for serv prosthetics and to the commty.

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  • On one of my many trips between New York City and Maine last week my prosthetist is on Long Island and I'm in Maine, I found myself more and more eager to have to stop at a red light.

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  • My prosthetist worked on customized legs for me after hours and for free.


  • He pays his rent working as a prosthetist, designing and building artificial limbs for amputees.

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  • But when the Palmers submitted a claim for a recent repair, they discovered that the plan, insured by Independence Blue Cross, now paid only 50% or 75%, depending on whether the work was done by an in - or out-of-network prosthetist.

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  • Recently, Hines sent a prosthetist with me to Florida to learn about the high-tech artificial legs that I obtain from the private practitioner there.

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  • So I collected those, got the prisoners from prisons around the country to dismantle them, and with my prosthetist, Bob Watts, he trained them on how to do that.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2004

  • We're also going to meet Bob Watts, the renowned London prosthetist who fitted Zeynab and Lady Heather with their prosthetic limbs.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2004

  • Bob is the renowned London prosthetist -- I hope I'm pronouncing that right -- who fitted Zeynab and Lady Heather with their prosthetic limbs.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2004


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