hemiplegia

[hem-i-plee-jee-uh, -juh]

Origin of hemiplegia

1590–1600; < New Latin < Medieval Greek hēmiplēgía. See hemi-, -plegia
Related formshem·i·ple·gic [hem-i-plee-jik, -plej-ik] /ˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/, adjective, nounpost·hem·i·ple·gic, adjectivepre·hem·i·ple·gic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemiplegia

hemiplegia

noun
  1. paralysis of one side of the body, usually as the result of injury to the brainCompare paraplegia, quadriplegia
Derived Formshemiplegic, adjective
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hemiplegia in Medicine

hemiplegia

[hĕm′ĭ-plējə]
n.
  1. Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.
Related formshem′i•plegic (-jĭk) adj.
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hemiplegia in Science

hemiplegia

[hĕm′ĭ-plējə]
  1. Paralysis of one side of the body, usually resulting from a stroke or other brain injury.
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