cerebral palsy

noun

Definition of cerebral palsy

  1. :  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

1889

First Known Use of cerebral palsy

1889


CEREBRAL PALSY Defined for English Language Learners

cerebral palsy

noun

Definition of cerebral palsy for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease that causes a person to have problems moving and speaking


Medical Dictionary

cerebral palsy

noun

Medical Definition of cerebral palsy

  1. :  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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