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quadriplegic

[kwod-ruh-plee-jik, -plej-ik]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a person with quadriplegia.
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Origin of quadriplegic

First recorded in 1960–65; quadripleg(ia) + -ic
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  • We have all witnessed some of these applications: sensors connected to unharmed nervous terminals allow the quadriplegic to move.


British Dictionary definitions for quadriplegic

quadriplegic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or afflicted with qudriplegia
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noun
  1. a person afflicted with quadriplegia
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Word Origin and History for quadriplegic

adj.

also quadraplegic, 1897, from quadriplegia + -ic. A correct, all-Greek formation would be *tessaraplegic. The noun is first attested 1912, from the adjective.

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