artificial leg

limb made out of plastic or another substance to replace a missing leg

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Artificial limb — An artificial limb is a type of prosthesis that replaces a missing extremity, such as arms or legs. The type of artificial limb used is determined largely by the extent of an amputation or loss and location of the missing extremity. Artificial… …   Wikipedia

  • artificial — 01. There is a small [artificial] lake for ducks in the center of the park. 02. There is no sugar in this gum; it only has [artificial] sweeteners. 03. Candy is full of [artificial] colors to make it attractive to children. 04. Terry Fox ran… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • leg — n. & v. n. 1 a each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands. b the part of this from the hip to the ankle. 2 a leg of an animal or bird as food. 3 an artificial leg (wooden leg). 4 a part of a garment covering a leg or part of a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Artificial life — Alife redirects here. For the Italian comune, see Alife, Campania. This article is about a field of research. For artificially created life forms, see synthetic life. For the mobile games developer, see Artificial Life Inc. Artificial life… …   Wikipedia

  • leg — n. 1) to bend; cross; kick; lift, raise; lower; spread; straighten; stretch one s legs 2) a game, gammy (BE) ( lame ) leg 3) an artificial, wooden leg 4) (an animal s) front; hind legs 5) (misc.) he doesn t have a leg to stand on ( he has no… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • leg — noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ front ▪ back, hind, rear ▪ lower …   Collocations dictionary

  • artificial — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly …   Collocations dictionary

  • artificial —   Ku i (as a leg); ho ohālike (as flowers). See plastic …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • artificial limb — A limb of cork, wood, or other composition fitted and attached to the body in place of an amputated arm or leg …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wooden leg — artificial leg made of wood, prosthesis, crutch …   English contemporary dictionary

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