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paraplegic

[ par-uh-plee-jik, -plej-ik ]
/ ˌpær əˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk /
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adjective
having paraplegia; paralyzed in the lower half of the body or in both lower limbs as a result of spinal disease or injury.
noun
a person who is paralyzed in this way.
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Origin of paraplegic

First recorded in 1820–30; from New Latin paraplēgicus, from Ionic Greek paraplēgikós; see origin at paraplegia
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British Dictionary definitions for paraplegic

paraplegic
/ (ˌpærəˈpliːdʒɪk) /

adjective
pathol of, relating to, or afflicted with paraplegia
noun
pathol a person afflicted with paraplegia
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