paresis

noun
pa·re·sis | \pə-ˈrē-səs; ˈper-ə-, ˈpa-rə- \
plural pareses\pə-ˈrē-ˌsēz; ˈper-ə-, ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paresis 

1 : slight or partial paralysis

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Other Words from paresis

paretic \pə-ˈre-tik \ adjective or noun

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Twain’s hesitant return to the recording studio after suffering from vocal paresis began years ago under the diligent insistence of Lionel Richie. Cindy Watts, USA TODAY, "Shania Twain album: 'Now' celebrates perseverance, moving on," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of paresis

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for paresis

New Latin, from Greek, from parienai to let fall, from para- + hienai to let go, send — more at jet

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paresis

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

Medical Definition of paresis 

1 : slight or partial paralysis

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