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What Is a Prosthesis?

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What Is a Prosthesis?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.59

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    lifelike, character, prosthesis, definition, fictional, anatomy, select, artificial, develop, term, however, better, device, working, replace, part
     content words:    Captain Hook, If Captain Hook


What Is a Prosthesis?
By Colleen Messina
  

1     The fictional character Captain Hook had a shiny hook in place of one hand. Artificial limbs today are better than that. An artificial hand is called a prosthesis. One definition of prosthesis is "an artificial device used to replace a missing body part." Many people think of artificial limbs when they hear this term. However, a prosthesis may replace many body parts - for instance, there are artificial valves for the heart. Some people may have prosthetic eyes. And there are many more kinds of devices available to replace a missing or ineffective body part. Biomedical .....
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