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paraparesis

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

noun

, Pathology.
  1. partial paralysis, especially of the lower limbs.


paraparesis

/ ˌpærəpəˈriːsɪs; ˌpærəpəˈrɛtik /

noun

  1. muscle weakness, esp of the legs, allowing limited movement; partial paralysis


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Derived Forms

  • paraparetic, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of paraparesis1

From New Latin; para- 1, paresis

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