noun Pathology.

  1. partial motor paralysis.
  2. a late manifestation of syphilis, characterized by progressive dementia and paralysis.

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz) pathol

  1. incomplete or slight paralysis of motor functions
  2. short for general paresisSee general paralysis of the insane

n.“partial paralysis,” 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek paresis “letting go, slackening of strength, paralysis,” from stem of parienai “to let go,” from para- (see para- (1)) + hienai “to send, throw” (see jet (v.)). n. pl. pa•re•ses (-sēz)

  1. Slight or partial paralysis.
  2. General paresis.
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