[ hem-ee-puh-ree-sis, -par-uh-sis ]
/ ˌhɛm i pəˈri sɪs, -ˈpær ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

partial paralysis affecting only one side of the body.


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Origin of hemiparesis

First recorded in 1890–95; hemi- + paresis

OTHER WORDS FROM hemiparesis

hem·i·pa·ret·ic [hem-ee-puh-ret-ik] /ˌhɛm i pəˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for hemiparesis

[ hĕm′ē-pə-rēsĭs, -părĭ-sĭs ]


Slight paralysis or weakness affecting one side of the body.hemiamyosthenia
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