[kwod-ruh-plee-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌkwɒd rəˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə/
paralysis of all four limbs or of the entire body below the neck.
(pathol) paralysis of all four limbs, usually as the result of injury to the spine Also called tetraplegia Compare hemiplegia, paraplegia
1895, a medical hybrid coined from Latin-based quadri- “four” + -plegia, as in paraplegia, ultimately from Greek plege “stroke,” from root of plessein “to strike” (see plague (n.)). A correct, all-Greek formation would be *tessaraplegia.
quadriplegia quad·ri·ple·gi·a (kwŏd’rə-plē’jē-ə, -jə)
Paralysis of all four limbs. Also called tetraplegia.
quad’ri·ple’gic adj. & n.
Paralysis of the body from the neck down, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
[kwod-ruh-plee-jik, -plej-ik] /ˌkwɒd rəˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/ noun, Pathology. 1. a person with . /ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or afflicted with qudriplegia noun 2. a person afflicted with quadriplegia adj. also quadraplegic, 1897, from quadriplegia + -ic. A correct, all-Greek formation would be *tessaraplegic. The noun is first attested 1912, from the adjective.
/ˈkwɒdrɪˌpəʊl/ noun 1. (physics) an electric circuit with two input and two output terminals
[kwod-ruh-reem] /ˈkwɒd rəˌrim/ noun 1. (in classical antiquity) a galley having four banks of oars.
[kwod-ruh-sekt] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to divide (something) into four equal parts. /ˈkwɒdrɪˌsɛkt/ verb 1. to divide into four parts, esp into four equal parts