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diplegia

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noun di·ple·gia \dī-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə\

Definition of diplegia

  1. :  paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body



Origin and Etymology of diplegia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1881


Medical Dictionary

diplegia

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noun di·ple·gia \dī-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of diplegia

  1. :  paralysis of corresponding parts (as the legs) on both sides of the body




Learn More about diplegia

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of diplegia Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about diplegia


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