a combining form meaning “paralysis, cessation of motion,” in the limbs or region of the body specified by the initial element:
cardioplegia; hemiplegia; quadriplegia.
indicating a specified type of paralysis paraplegia
-plegic, combining_form:in_adjective, combining_form:in_noun:countable
from greek, from plēgē stroke, from plēssein to strike
a combining form meaning “having parts or units” of the number specified by the initial element, occurring originally in loanwords from latin (duplex; quadruplex); recent english coinages ending in -plex, especially denoting structures with a given number of dwelling units, are probably in part new formations with this suffix and in part based on the […]
a combining form meaning “having chromosome sets” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: hexaploid. -ploid combining form, combining form indicating a specific multiple of a single set of chromosomes diploid derived forms -ploidy, combining_form:in_noun:countable word origin from greek -pl(oos) -fold + -oid -ploid suff. having or being a number of chromosomes […]
a combining form meaning “breath, respiration,” used in the formation of compound words that denote a kind of breathing or condition of the respiratory system, as specified by the initial element: dyspnea; hyperpnea. also, -pnoea. -pnea suff. breath; respiration: dyspnea.
variant of -pnea.
a combining form meaning “one having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often corresponding to neo-latin cl-ss names ending in -poda, with -pod, used in english to name a single member of such a cl-ss: cephalopod. compare -ped. -pod combining form indicating a certain type or number of feet […]