hemiplegia

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἡμιπλήξ (hēmiplḗx), also ἡμιπληγής (hēmiplēgḗs, stricken on one side), from ἡμι- (hēmi-, half) + πλήσσειν (plḗssein, to strike).

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hemiplegia (usually uncountable, plural hemiplegias)

  1. Total or partial inability to move one side of the body.
    • James Joyce, August 1904
      I call the series Dubliners to betray the soul of that hemiplegia or paralysis which many consider a city.

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