prosthesis

Definitions

Electronics

  • An artificial device which replaces a missing body part, or that with reduced function. For example, a cochlear implant to improve or restore hearing.

Medical

  • noun a device which is attached to the body to take the place of a part which is missing, e.g. an artificial leg or glass eye

Sports

  • noun an artificial limb fitted to patients who have lost a limb through amputation
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