quadriplegic

[kwod-ruh-plee-jik, -plej-ik]

noun Pathology.

a person with quadriplegia.

Nearby words

  1. quadripartite,
  2. quadripedal extensor reflex,
  3. quadriphonic,
  4. quadriphonics,
  5. quadriplegia,
  6. quadripole,
  7. quadrireme,
  8. quadrisect,
  9. quadrisyllable,
  10. quadrivalent

Origin of quadriplegic

First recorded in 1960–65; quadripleg(ia) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for quadriplegic

quadriplegic

adjective

of, relating to, or afflicted with qudriplegia

noun

a person afflicted with quadriplegia
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Word Origin and History for quadriplegic

quadriplegic

adj.

also quadraplegic, 1897, from quadriplegia + -ic. A correct, all-Greek formation would be *tessaraplegic. The noun is first attested 1912, from the adjective.

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