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Adjective: paraplegic  ,per-u'plee-jik [N. Amer], ,pa-ru'plee-jik [Brit]
  1. Suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord
Noun: paraplegic  ,per-u'plee-jik [N. Amer], ,pa-ru'plee-jik [Brit]
  1. A person who has paraplegia (is paralysed from the waist down)

Derived forms: paraplegics

See also: ill, sick

Type of: handicapped person

Encyclopedia: Paraplegic