Definitions for quadriplegic
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word quadriplegic
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quad•ri•ple•gi•aˌkwɒd rəˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə(n.)
paralysis of all four limbs or of the entire body below the neck.
Origin of quadriplegia:
a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legs
One who suffers from quadriplegia.
Origin: From the Latin quadra- from the Greek πλήσσειν (to strike); probably patterned after paraplegic from the Greek παραπληγή (the paralysis of half of the body).
Find a translation for the quadriplegic definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"quadriplegic." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/quadriplegic>.