prothese

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See also: Prothese and prothèse

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From Late Latin prothesis, from Ancient Greek; cognate with German Prothese, Dutch prothese and French prothèse

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prothese (plural protheses)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of prosthesis (artificial body part replacement)

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From Late Latin prothesis, from Ancient Greek; cognate with German Prothese, English prothese and (now more common) prosthesis and French prothèse

Noun[edit]

prothese f (plural prothesen or protheses, diminutive prothesetje n)

  1. (literally) The act of artificially replacing a body part
  2. (metonymically) A prosthesis, the artificial replacement for a body part
  3. (linguistics) The additition of sound(s) at the beginning of a word after blurring of its semantics

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