diplegia

[ dahy-plee-juh, -jee-uh ]
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nounPathology.
  1. paralysis of the identical part on both sides of the body.

Origin of diplegia

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

Other words from diplegia

  • di·ple·gic, adjective

Words Nearby diplegia

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British Dictionary definitions for diplegia

diplegia

/ (daɪˈpliːdʒə) /


noun
  1. paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body; bilateral paralysis

Derived forms of diplegia

  • diplegic, adjective

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