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quadriplegic

[kwod-ruh-plee-jik, -plej-ik] /ˌkwɒd rəˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/
noun, Pathology
1.
a person with quadriplegia.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; quadripleg(ia) + -ic
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Word Origin and History for quadriplegics
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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