Hemiplegia definition

hĕmĭ-plējə, -jē-ə
Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.
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Paralysis of one side of the body.
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Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.
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Paralysis of one side of the body, usually resulting from a stroke or other brain injury.
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Total or partial inability to move one side of the body.

I call the series Dubliners to betray the soul of that hemiplegia or paralysis which many consider a city. - James Joyce, August 1904

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hemiplegia
Plural:
hemiplegias

Origin of hemiplegia

  • Late Greek hēmiplēgia Greek hēmi- hemi- Greek -plēgiā -plegia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἡμιπλήξ (hēmiplēks), also ἡμιπληγής (hēmiplēgēs, “stricken on one side”), from ἡμι- (hēmi-, “half”) + πλήσσειν (plēssein, “to strike”).

    From Wiktionary