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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek paraplegie, from para- ( PARA-) + -plegie (from plessein 'to hit')

paraplegia

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
par‧a‧ple‧gia [uncountable]
MI inability to move your legs and the lower part of your body [↪ paralysis]

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