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par·a·ple·gi·a / ˌparəˈplēj(ē)ə/ • n. paralysis of the legs and lower body, typically caused by spinal injury or disease.DERIVATIVES: par·a·ple·gic / -jik/ adj. & n.

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paraplegia partial paralysis. XVII. — Gr. paraplēgíā, f. paraplḗssein, f. PARA-1 + plḗssein strike; see -IA1.

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paraplegia (pa-ră-plee-jiă) n. paralysis of both legs, usually due to disease or injury of the spinal cord. It is often accompanied by loss of sensation below the level of the injury and disturbed bladder function.
paraplegic adj., n.

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paraplegia Paralysis of both legs. It is usually due to spinal cord injury, and often accompanied by loss of sensation below the site of the damage.