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pseudoparalysis

[ soo-doh-puh-ral-uh-sis ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. the inability to move a part of the body owing to factors, as pain, other than those causing actual paralysis.


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Other Words From

  • pseu·do·par·a·lyt·ic [soo-d, uh, -par-, uh, -, lit, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pseudoparalysis1

First recorded in 1885–90; pseudo- + paralysis

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