Definition of quadriplegia in English:

quadriplegia

Syllabification: quad·ri·ple·gi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌkwädrəˈplēj(ē)ə
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Paralysis of all four limbs; tetraplegia.
    More example sentences
    • Paralysis can involve all four extremities, a condition called quadriplegia or tetraplegia, or only the lower body, resulting in paraplegia.
    • Deep vein thrombosis, anemia, quadriplegia, and paraplegia were similar between the 2 groups.
    • The most common forms of cerebral palsy in children who have been born preterm are spastic hemiplegia or quadriplegia (bilateral).

Derivatives

quadriplegic

Pronunciation: /-ˈplējik/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • We report the case of a 43-year-old quadriplegic woman with bilateral vulvar enlargement.
  • One half of the 26 men were paraplegic, and one half were quadriplegic.
  • Yes, we've got approval from the FDA to implant this chip into 5 quadriplegic patients over the next year.

Origin

1920s: from quadri- 'four' + a shortened form of paraplegia.

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