di·​ple·​gia | \ dī-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə \

Definition of diplegia

: paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body

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She was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy at age 1, according to the family's YouCaring page. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "This Video of a 4-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Walking on Her Own for the First Time Will Make Your Day," 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, "This Michigan girl, 4, with cerebral palsy just took her first steps," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of diplegia

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diplegia

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di·​ple·​gia | \ dī-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə \

Medical Definition of diplegia

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

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