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

noun Pathology.

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

Origin of diplegia

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

Related forms

di·ple·gic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diplegia


/ (daɪˈpliːdʒə) /


paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body; bilateral paralysis

Derived Forms

diplegic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for diplegia


[ dī-plējə ]


Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.

Related forms

di•plegic adj. n.
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