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Noun prosthesis has 1 sense
  1. prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
    --1 is a kind of corrective, restorative
    --1 has particulars:
     glass eye; implant; obturator; peg, wooden leg, leg, pegleg

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Sense 1:

A prosthesis is an artificial body part, typically used to replace a missing limb or organ.

Example sentence:

After the accident, John had to rely on a prosthesis to assist with walking.

Sense 2:

In dentistry, a prosthesis refers to an artificial tooth or set of teeth that replace a missing tooth or a section of teeth.

Example sentence:

She opted for a dental prosthesis to restore her smile after the extraction of several teeth.

Sense 3:

Prosthesis can also refer to a device or instrument used as an extension of the body to enhance physical capabilities.

Example sentence:

The Olympic sprinter wore a high-tech prosthesis that allowed him to compete at the highest level.


Sense 1:

The term prosthesis can also be used as an adjective to describe anything related to the use of artificial body parts.

Example sentence:

She specialized in designing prosthesis clinics for rehabilitation centers.

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