a combining form meaning “paralysis, cessation of motion,” in the limbs or region of the body specified by the initial element:
cardioplegia; hemiplegia; quadriplegia.
combining form
indicating a specified type of paralysis paraplegia
derived forms
-plegic, combining_form:in_adjective, combining_form:in_noun:countable
word origin
from greek, from plēgē stroke, from plēssein to strike

-plegia suff.
paralysis: monoplegia.

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