[dahy-plee-juh, -jee-uh]

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


  1. paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body; bilateral paralysis
Derived Formsdiplegic, adjective
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diplegia in Medicine


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