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[dahy-plee-juh, -jee-uh] /daɪˈpli dʒə, -dʒi ə/
noun, Pathology
paralysis of the identical part on both sides of the body.
Origin of diplegia
1880-85; < New Latin; see di-1, -plegia
Related forms
diplegic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for diplegia
  • The gait of a person with spastic diplegia is typically characterised by a crouched gait.
  • Strabismus affects three quarters of people with spastic diplegia.
  • In many cases the iq of a person with spastic diplegia is unaffected by the condition.
British Dictionary definitions for diplegia


paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body; bilateral paralysis
Derived Forms
diplegic, adjective
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diplegia in Medicine

diplegia di·ple·gia (dī-plē'jə, -jē-ə)
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.

di·ple'gic adj. & n.
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