paraplegia

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin paraplegia, from Ancient Greek παραπληγία (paraplēgía), Ionic Greek for παραπληξία (paraplēxía, paralysis on one side), from παραπλήσσεσθαι (paraplḗssesthai, to be stricken on one side), active παραπλήσσειν (paraplḗssein, to strike on one side), from παρά (pará, beside) + πλήσσειν (plḗssein, to strike).

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paraplegia (countable and uncountable, plural paraplegias)

  1. (pathology) A condition where the lower half of a patient's body is paralyzed and cannot move.

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paraplegia (accusative singular paraplegian, plural paraplegiaj, accusative plural paraplegiajn)

  1. of or related to paraplegia, paraplegic
  2. (of a person) having paraplegia, paraplegic

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paraplegia f (plural paraplegie)

  1. (pathology) paraplegia

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Noun[edit]

paraplegia f (plural paraplegias)

  1. (pathology) paraplegia (condition of being paralysed from the waist down)