Paraplegic



[par-uh-plee-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌpær əˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə/

noun, Pathology.
1.
paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal disease or injury.
/ˌpærəˈpliːdʒɪk/
adjective
1.
(pathol) of, relating to, or afflicted with paraplegia
noun
2.
(pathol) a person afflicted with paraplegia
/ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə/
noun
1.
(pathol) paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually as the result of disease or injury of the spine Compare hemiplegia, quadriplegia
adj.

c.1822; see paraplegia + -ic. The noun meaning “paraplegic person” is first recorded 1890. An earlier adjectival form was paraplectic (1660s).
n.

“paralysis of the lower half of the body,” 1650s, Latinized form of (Ionic) Greek paraplegie “paralysis of one side of the body,” from paraplessein “strike at the side,” paraplessesthai “be stricken on one side,” from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + plessein “to strike” (see plague (n.)).

paraplegia par·a·ple·gi·a (pār’ə-plē’jē-ə, -jə)
n.
Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
par’a·ple’gic (-plē’jĭk) adj. & n.
paraplegia
(pār’ə-plē’jē-ə)
Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.

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