tetraplegia

tetraplegia

[te-truh-plee-jee-uh, -juh]
noun Pathology.

Origin:
1910–15; tetra- + -plegia

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tetraplegia (ˌtɛtrəˈpliːdʒɪə)
 
n
another name for quadriplegia
 
[from tetra- + Greek plegē a blow, from plēssein to strike]
 
tetra'plegic
 
adj

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tetraplegia tet·ra·ple·gi·a (tět'rə-plē'jē-ə, -jə)
n.
See quadriplegia.

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