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paralytic

 [par″ah-lit´ik]
1. pertaining to paralysis.
2. a person affected with paralysis.
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par·a·lyt·ic

(par'ă-lit'ik),
Relating to paralysis or suffering from paralysis.
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paralytic

(păr′ə-lĭt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to paralysis.
2. Characteristic of or resembling paralysis.
3. Affected with paralysis; paralyzed.
n.
A person affected with paralysis.

par′a·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.
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par·a·lyt·ic

(par'ă-lit'ik)
Relating to paralysis or suffering from paralysis.
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