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paresis

noun pa·re·sis \pə-ˈrē-səs, ˈpa-rə-\
plural pa·re·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of PARESIS

1
:  slight or partial paralysis
2
pa·ret·ic \pə-ˈre-tik\ adjective or noun
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Origin of PARESIS

New Latin, from Greek, from parienai to let fall, from para- + hienai to let go, send — more at jet
First Known Use: 1693

Rhymes with PARESIS

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paresis

noun pa·re·sis \pə-ˈrē-səs, ˈpar-ə-\
plural pa·re·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PARESIS

1
:  slight or partial paralysis

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