[mon-uh-plee-jee-uh, -plee-juh]

noun Pathology.

paralysis of one extremity, muscle, or muscle area.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monoplegia



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




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