Origin of paraplegia
Examples from the Web for paraplegia
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Paralysis of the posterior half of the body is known as paraplegia and results from derangement of the spinal cord.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
In intra-medullary tumours the paraplegia is usually less complete than in those that are extra-medullary.
In the vertebræ, it is attended with a painful form of paraplegia, which may involve the lower or all four extremities.
Case of paraplegia, could walk after taking the remedy for some time.
In the vertebral column, hydatids give rise to angular deformity and paraplegia.
Word Origin for paraplegia
"paralysis of the lower half of the body," 1650s, Latinized form of (Ionic) Greek paraplegie "paralysis of one side of the body," from paraplessein "strike at the side," paraplessesthai "be stricken on one side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + plessein "to strike" (see plague (n.)).