[par-uh-puh-ree-sis, -par-uh-sis]

noun Pathology.

partial paralysis, especially of the lower limbs.

Origin of paraparesis

From New Latin; see origin at para-1, paresis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for paraparesis



muscle weakness, esp of the legs, allowing limited movement; partial paralysis
Derived Formsparaparetic (ˌpærəpəˈrɛtik), adjective
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paraparesis in Medicine


[păr′ə-pə-rēsĭs, -părĭ-sĭs]


Partial paralysis of the lower extremities.
Related formspar′a•pa•retic (-rĕtĭk) adj.
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