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par·a·ple·gia

 (păr′ə-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
n.
Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.

[Greek dialectal paraplēgiē, hemiplegia, from paraplēssesthai, paraplēg-, to be paralyzed, from paraplēssein, to strike on one side : para-, beside; see para-1 + plēssein, to strike; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

par′a·ple′gic (-plē′jĭk) adj. & n.

paraplegia

(ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə)
n
(Pathology) pathol paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually as the result of disease or injury of the spine. Compare hemiplegia, quadriplegia
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a blow on one side, from para-1 + plēssein to strike]

par•a•ple•gi•a

(ˌpær əˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə)
n.
paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal disease or injury.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek paraplēgía. See para-1, -plegia]
par`a•ple′gic (-ˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk) adj., n.

par·a·ple·gi·a

(păr′ə-plē′jē-ə)
Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraplegia - paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
Translations
paraplegia
paraplegija
paraplegia
dwarslaesie

paraplegia

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə] Nparaplejía f

paraplegia

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə] nparaplégie f

paraplegia

paraplegia

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə] nparaplegia

par·a·ple·gi·a

n. paraplejía, parálisis de la parte inferior del tronco y de las piernas.
cerebral infantile ______ cerebral infantil;
familiar, spasmodic______ espasmódica, familiar;
spasmodic, spastic ______ espasmódica, espástica.

paraplegia

n paraplejia or paraplejía
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