monoplegia

[ mon-uh-plee-jee-uh, -plee-juh ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈpli dʒi ə, -ˈpli dʒə /

noun Pathology.

paralysis of one extremity, muscle, or muscle area.

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Origin of monoplegia

First recorded in 1885–90; mono- + -plegia

OTHER WORDS FROM monoplegia

mon·o·ple·gic [mon-uh-plee-jik, -plej-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monoplegia

monoplegia
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈpliːdʒɪə) /

noun

pathol paralysis limited to one limb or a single group of muscles

Derived forms of monoplegia

monoplegic (ˌmɒnəʊˈpliːdʒɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for monoplegia

monoplegia
[ mŏn′ə-plējə ]

n.

Paralysis of a single limb, muscle, or muscle group.

Other words from monoplegia

mon′o•plegic (-jĭk) adj.
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