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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: quadriplegia (20-21 centuries), from quadr- + -plegia (as in paraplegia)

quadriplegic

noun
     
quad‧ri‧ple‧gic [countable]
someone who is permanently unable to move any part of their body below their neck [↪ paraplegic]:
A car accident left him a quadriplegic.
quadriplegia noun [uncountable]
quadriplegic adjective

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