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tetraplegia

[ te-truh-plee-jee-uh, -juh ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə /
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noun Pathology.

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Origin of tetraplegia

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

tetraplegia
/ (ˌtɛtrəˈpliːdʒɪə) /

noun
another name for quadriplegia

Derived forms of tetraplegia

tetraplegic, adjective

Word Origin for tetraplegia

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