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quadriplegic

[ kwod-ruh-plee-jik, -plej-ik ]
/ ˌkwɒd rəˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk /
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adjective
having quadriplegia; paralyzed from the neck down or in all four limbs as a result of disease or injury.
noun
a person who is paralyzed in this way.
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Sometimes quad·ra·ple·gic .
Compare paraplegic.

Origin of quadriplegic

First recorded in 1960–65; quadripleg(ia) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for quadriplegic

quadriplegic
/ (ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk) pathol /

adjective
of, relating to, or afflicted with qudriplegia
noun
a person afflicted with quadriplegia
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