Definitions for quadriplegic

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quad•ri•ple•gi•aˌkwɒd rəˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə(n.)

  1. paralysis of all four limbs or of the entire body below the neck.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of quadriplegia:


quad`ri•ple′gic(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadriplegic(noun)

    a person who is paralyzed in both arms and both legs


  1. quadriplegic(Noun)

    One who suffers from quadriplegia.

  2. 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).


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