diplegia

[ dahy-plee-juh, -jee-uh ]
/ daɪˈpli dʒə, -dʒi ə /

noun Pathology.

paralysis of the identical part on both sides of the body.

Nearby words

  1. diphyllous,
  2. diphyodont,
  3. dipivefrin hydrochloride,
  4. dipl.,
  5. diplacusis,
  6. diplex,
  7. diplexer,
  8. diplo-,
  9. diplobacillus,
  10. diplobacteria

Origin of diplegia

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at di-1, -plegia

Related formsdi·ple·gic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for diplegia

diplegia

/ (daɪˈpliːdʒə) /

noun

paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body; bilateral paralysis
Derived Formsdiplegic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for diplegia

diplegia

[ dī-plējə ]

n.

Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
Related formsdi•plegic adj. n.


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