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English definition of “paraplegia”

paraplegia

noun [U]     /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)Disorders of muscles and the nervous systemHandicap and the disabled
(Definition of paraplegia noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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