paraplegic









paraplegic


noun Pathology.

  1. paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal disease or injury.

adjective

  1. pathol of, relating to, or afflicted with paraplegia

noun

  1. pathol a person afflicted with paraplegia

noun

  1. pathol paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually as the result of disease or injury of the spineCompare 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.)). n.

  1. Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.

  1. Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.

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