quadriplegic


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quad·ri·ple·gia

 (kwŏd′rə-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
n.
Complete paralysis of the body from the neck down. Also called tetraplegia.

[quadri- (because all four limbs are affected ) + -plegia.]

quad′ri·ple′gic adj. & n.

quadriplegic

(ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk)
adj
(Pathology) of, relating to, or afflicted with quadriplegia
n
(Pathology) a person afflicted with quadriplegia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadriplegic - a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legsquadriplegic - a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legs
handicapped person - a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially
Translations
tetraplegico

quadriplegic

[ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk]
A. ADJcuadriplégico, tetraplégico
B. Ncuadriplégico/a m/f, tetraplégico/a m/f

quadriplegic

[ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk]
ntétraplégique mf

quadriplegic

adjtetraplegisch
nTetraplegiker(in) m(f)

quad·ri·ple·gic

a. cuadriplégico, que sufre de parálisis en las cuatro extremidades.

quadriplegic

adj & n tetrapléjico -ca mf, cuadripléjico -ca mf
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