Meaning of quadriplegia in English:

quadriplegia

Pronunciation /ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒə/

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noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Paralysis of all four limbs; tetraplegia.

    ‘Paralysis can involve all four extremities, a condition called quadriplegia or tetraplegia, or only the lower body, resulting in paraplegia.’
    • ‘Deep vein thrombosis, anemia, quadriplegia, and paraplegia were similar between the 2 groups.’
    • ‘The most common forms of cerebral palsy in children who have been born preterm are spastic hemiplegia or quadriplegia (bilateral).’
    • ‘She developed Reye's syndrome and was left with brain damage, spastic quadriplegia, and epilepsy and a life expectancy of 40.’
    • ‘David was born with hydrocephalus, has spastic quadriplegia and severe learning disabilities, and is virtually blind.’
    immobility, powerlessness, lack of sensation, numbness, deadness, incapacity, debilitation

Origin

Late 19th century from quadri-‘four’ + a shortened form of paraplegia.