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paraplegic

adjective, noun uk   /ˌpær.əˈpliː.dʒɪk/ us    /ˌper-/ specialized
(someone who is) unable to move or feel the legs or lower part of the body: Is he paraplegic? She does a lot of work with paraplegics.Handicap and the disabledDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
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