Par`a*ple"gi*a (?), Par"a*ple`gy (?), n. [NL. paraplegia, fr. Gr. hemiplegia, fr. to strike at the side; beside + to strike: cf. F. parapl'egie.] Med.

Palsy of the lower half of the body on both sides, caused usually by disease of the spinal cord.

-- Par`a*pleg"ic (#), a.

 

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