paraplegic


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par·a·ple·gic

(par'ă-plē'jik), Avoid the mispronunciation par-ă-pă-lē'jik.
Relating to or suffering from paraplegia.

paraplegic

/para·ple·gic/ (-ple´jik)
1. pertaining to or of the nature of paraplegia.
2. an individual with paraplegia.

paraplegic

[-plē′jik]
Etymology: Gk, para + plege, stroke
pertaining to a person affected by paraplegia or a condition resembling paraplegia. Also called paraplectic.

par·a·ple·gic

(par'ă-plē'jik)
Relating to or suffering from paraplegia.
Synonym(s): paraplectic.
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