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paraplegia

noun para·ple·gia \ˌpa-rə-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə\

medical : a condition in which you are permanently unable to move or feel your legs and the lower half of your body because of injury or illness

Full Definition of PARAPLEGIA

:  paralysis of the lower half of the body with involvement of both legs
para·ple·gic \-jik\ adjective or noun

Origin of PARAPLEGIA

New Latin, from Greek paraplēgiē hemiplegia, from para- + -plēgia -plegia
First Known Use: circa 1657

paraplegia

noun para·ple·gia \ˌpar-ə-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARAPLEGIA

:  paralysis of the lower half of the body with involvement of both legs usually due to disease of or injury to the spinal cord

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