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monoplegia

[mon-uh-plee-jee-uh, -plee-juh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. paralysis of one extremity, muscle, or muscle area.
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Origin of monoplegia

First recorded in 1885–90; mono- + -plegia
Related formsmon·o·ple·gic [mon-uh-plee-jik, -plej-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Such conditions as transient hemiplegia, monoplegia or aphasia may occur.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield


British Dictionary definitions for monoplegia

monoplegia

noun
  1. pathol paralysis limited to one limb or a single group of muscles
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Derived Formsmonoplegic (ˌmɒnəʊˈpliːdʒɪk), adjective
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monoplegia in Medicine

monoplegia

(mŏn′ə-plējə)
n.
  1. Paralysis of a single limb, muscle, or muscle group.
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Related formsmon′o•plegic (-jĭk) adj.
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