tetraplegia

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

noun Pathology.


Nearby words

  1. tetrandrous,
  2. tetranitrate,
  3. tetraparesis,
  4. tetrapeptide,
  5. tetrapetalous,
  6. tetraploid,
  7. tetrapod,
  8. tetrapody,
  9. tetrapterous,
  10. tetrapylon

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 Formstetraplegic, adjective

Word Origin for tetraplegia

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

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Medicine definitions for tetraplegia

tetraplegia

[ tĕt′rə-plējə ]

n.

quadriplegia

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