Meaning of prosthesis
Pronunciation: (pros-thē'sis for 1 pros'th&schwa-sis for 2), [key]
— pl. -ses
- a device, either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body.
- the addition of one or more sounds or syllables to a word or line of verse, esp. at the beginning.
- prosthesis (Thesaurus)