Meaning of PROSTHODONTICS in English

/pros'theuh don"tiks/ , n. ( used with a sing. v. )

the branch of dentistry that deals with the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing teeth and other oral structures by artificial devices.

Also, prosthodontia /pros'theuh don"sheuh, -shee euh/ .

[ 1945-50; PROSTH(ESIS) + -ODONT + -ICS ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .