-plegia

-plegia

a combining form meaning “paralysis, cessation of motion,” in the limbs or region of the body specified by the initial element: cardioplegia; hemiplegia; quadriplegia.

Origin:
< Greek -plēgia, combining form representing plēgḗ blow, stroke; see -ia

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-plegia
 
n combining form
indicating a specified type of paralysis: paraplegia
 
[from Greek, from plēgē stroke, from plēssein to strike]
 
-plegic
 
adj combining form, —n combining form

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-plegia suff.
Paralysis: monoplegia.

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