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pseudoparalysis

[ soo-doh-puh-ral-uh-sis ]
/ ˈsu doʊ pəˈræl ə sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
the inability to move a part of the body owing to factors, as pain, other than those causing actual paralysis.
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Origin of pseudoparalysis

First recorded in 1885–90; pseudo- + paralysis

OTHER WORDS FROM pseudoparalysis

pseu·do·par·a·lyt·ic [soo-duh-par-uh-lit-ik], /ˌsu dəˌpær əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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