paraplegic


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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.

paraplegic

(ˌpærəˈpliːdʒɪk)
adj
(Pathology) of, relating to, or afflicted with paraplegia
n
(Pathology) a person afflicted with paraplegia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraplegic - a person who has paraplegia (is paralyzed from the waist down)
handicapped person - a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially
Adj.1.paraplegic - suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
Translations
paraplegik
parapleginen
paraplegičarparaplegičarka

paraplegic

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒɪk]
A. ADJparapléjico
B. Nparapléjico/a m/f

paraplegic

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒɪk] nparaplégique mf

paraplegic

adjdoppelseitig gelähmt, paraplegisch (spec)
nParaplegiker(in) m(f) (spec)

paraplegic

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒɪk] adj & nparaplegico/a

par·a·ple·gic

a. parapléjico-a, rel. a, o afectado por paraplejía.

paraplegic

adj & n parapléjico -ca mf
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