quadriplegic
noun Etymology: quadriplegia, from New Latin Date: 1921 one affected with paralysis of both arms and both legs • quadriplegia noun

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  • quadriplegic — (adj.) also quadraplegic, 1897, a medical hybrid coined from Latin based QUADRI (Cf. quadri ) four + plegic, as in paraplegic; ultimately from Gk. plege stroke, from root of plessein to strike (see PLAGUE (Cf. plague)). A correct, all Greek… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quadriplegic — UK [ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk] / US [ˌkwɑdrɪˈplɪdʒɪk] adjective someone who is quadriplegic has an illness or injury that makes them permanently unable to move their body below their neck Derived word: quadriplegic UK / US noun countable Word forms… …   English dictionary

  • quadriplegic — [[t]kwɒ̱drɪpli͟ːʤɪk[/t]] quadriplegics N COUNT A quadriplegic is a person who is permanently unable to use their arms and legs. ADJ Quadriplegic is also an adjective. He is now quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair …   English dictionary

  • quadriplegic — Pertaining to or afflicted with quadriplegia. SYN: tetraplegic. * * * quad·ri·ple·gic .kwäd rə plē jik adj of, relating to, or affected with quadriplegia <quadriplegic patients> quadriplegic n one affected with quadriplegia called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • quadriplegic — quad|ri|ple|gic [ˌkwɔdrıˈpli:dʒık US ˌkwa: ] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: quadriplegia (20 21 centuries), from quadr + plegia (as in paraplegia)] someone who is permanently unable to move any part of their body below their neck →↑paraplegic ▪ A… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quadriplegic — quad|ri|pleg|ic [ ,kwadrı plidʒık ] adjective someone who is quadriplegic has an illness or injury that makes them permanently unable to move their body below their neck ╾ quad|ri|pleg|ic noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quadriplegic — quadriplegia ► NOUN Medicine ▪ paralysis of all four limbs. DERIVATIVES quadriplegic adjective & noun …   English terms dictionary

  • quadriplegic — /kwod reuh plee jik, plej ik/, n. Pathol. a person with quadriplegia. [1960 65; QUADRIPLEG(IA) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • quadriplegic — noun One who suffers from quadriplegia. Syn: tetraplegic See Also: quadriplegia, paraplegic, paraplegia …   Wiktionary

  • quadriplegic — adj. paralyzed in all four limbs, unable to move the arms or legs …   English contemporary dictionary

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