quadriplegic

[kwod-ruh-plee-jik, -plej-ik]
noun Pathology.
a person with quadriplegia.

Origin:
1960–65; quadripleg(ia) + -ic

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quadriplegic (ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or afflicted with qudriplegia
 
n
2.  a person afflicted with quadriplegia

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quadriplegic
1921, a medical hybrid coined from L. prefix quadri- "four" + -plegic, as in paraplegic, ult. from Gk. plege "stroke," from root of plessein "to strike." A correct, all-Gk. form would be *tessaraplegic. The noun is first attested 1958, from the adj.
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