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Meaning of PARAPLEGIA

Pronunciation:  `paru'pleejeeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)
 

PARAPLEGIA is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: palsy, paralysis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`a*ple"gi*a\, Paraplegy \Par"a*ple`gy\, n. [NL.
paraplegia, fr. Gr. ? hemiplegia, fr. ? to strike at the
side; ? beside + ? to strike: cf. F. parapl['e]gie.] (Med.)
Palsy of the lower half of the body on both sides, caused
usually by disease of the spinal cord. -- {Par`a*pleg"ic}, a.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Paralysis below the waist, including the legs.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Paraplegia is the paralysis of the lower trunk and the legs; this is often due to a problem with the spinal cord (e.g., spinal cord damage, disease, etc.)
 

 

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