Quadriplegia definition

kwŏdrə-plējə, -jē-ə
Complete paralysis of the body from the neck down.
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Total paralysis of the body from the neck down.
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Complete paralysis of the body from the neck down.
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Paralysis of the body from the neck down, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
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Paralysis from the neck down.
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Paralysis of all four limbs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quadriplegia
Plural:
quadriplegias

Origin of quadriplegia

  • From the Latin quadri- (“four") +"Ž plegia, from the Ancient Greek πλήσσειν (plegein, “to strike"); probably patterned after paraplegia.

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