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paraplegia

noun [U] uk   /ˌpær.əˈpliː.dʒə/  us   /ˌper-/ specialized
loss of the ability to move or feel in the legs and lower part of the body, usually because of a severe injury to the spine (= bones in the centre of the back)
Translations of “paraplegia”
in Chinese (Traditional) 截癱, 下半身麻痺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 截瘫, 下身麻痹…
(Definition of paraplegia from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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