tetraplegia

[te-truh-plee-jee-uh, -juh]

noun Pathology.


Origin of tetraplegia

First recorded in 1910–15; tetra- + -plegia
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British Dictionary definitions for tetraplegia

tetraplegia

noun

another name for quadriplegia
Derived Formstetraplegic, adjective

Word Origin for tetraplegia

from tetra- + Greek plegē a blow, from plēssein to strike
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tetraplegia in Medicine

tetraplegia

[tĕt′rə-plējə]

n.

quadriplegia
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