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hemiplegia

[ hem-i-plee-jee-uh, -juh ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə /
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noun Pathology.
paralysis of one side of the body.
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Origin of hemiplegia

1590–1600; <New Latin <Medieval Greek hēmiplēgía.See hemi-, -plegia

OTHER WORDS FROM hemiplegia

hem·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
/ (ˌhɛmɪˈpliːdʒɪə) /

noun
paralysis of one side of the body, usually as the result of injury to the brainCompare paraplegia, quadriplegia

Derived forms of hemiplegia

hemiplegic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hemiplegia

hemiplegia
[ hĕm′ĭ-plējə ]

n.
Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.

Other words from hemiplegia

hem′i•plegic (-jĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for hemiplegia

hemiplegia
[ hĕm′ĭ-plējə ]

Paralysis of one side of the body, usually resulting from a stroke or other brain injury.
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