cerebral palsy

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of cerebral palsy

: a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth and outwardly manifested by muscular incoordination and speech disturbances

cerebral-palsied

adjective

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First Known Use of cerebral palsy

1889

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cerebral palsy

noun

medical Definition of cerebral palsy

: a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth and outwardly manifested by muscular incoordination and speech disturbances — see ataxic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy, spastic cerebral palsy

cerebral palsied

adjective


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