hemiplegia

[hem-i-plee-jee-uh, -juh]
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noun Pathology.

paralysis of one side of the body.

Nearby words

  1. hemiparaplegia,
  2. hemiparasite,
  3. hemiparesis,
  4. hemipelvectomy,
  5. hemiplankton,
  6. hemiplegic gait,
  7. hemipode,
  8. hemiptera,
  9. hemipteran,
  10. hemipterous

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 hemiplegic

hemiplegia

noun

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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Medicine definitions for hemiplegic

hemiplegia

[hĕm′ĭ-plējə]

n.

Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.
Related formshem′i•plegic (-jĭk) adj.


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Science definitions for hemiplegic

hemiplegia

[hĕm′ĭ-plējə]

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