diplegia

noun
di·​ple·​gia | \ dī-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce diplegia (audio) \

Definition of diplegia

: paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body

Examples of diplegia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy at age 1, according to the family's YouCaring page. Sarah Klein, Health.com, 6 July 2018 Maya was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, which is a type of cerebral palsy that causes the muscles in the hips, legs and feet to be tight or spastic. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of diplegia

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diplegia

New Latin

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“Diplegia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diplegia. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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diplegia

noun
di·​ple·​gia | \ dī-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce diplegia (audio) \

Medical Definition of diplegia

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

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