/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 ]