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py·lon

(pī'lon),
A simple prosthesis, usually without joints, for a lower limb amputation.
[G. gateway]

pylon

[pī′lon]
Etymology: Gk, gate
an artificial lower limb, often a narrow vertical support consisting of a socket with wooden side supports and a rubber-clad peg end. It may be used as a temporary prosthesis.
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