Share this entry
cerebral palsy Syllabification: ce·re·bral pal·sy
Pronunciation: /ˌserəbrəl ˈpôlzē/

Definition of cerebral palsy in English:


A condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth. See also spastic.
Example sentences
  • Neurological disorders, such as poliomyelitis and cerebral palsy, can also cause acquired club foot.
  • More than one half of the children with aspiration syndrome had cerebral palsy.
  • Some people with cerebral palsy have only mild impairment of their motor abilities.
Definition of cerebral palsy in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources