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 for Paraplegia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paraplegia \Par`a*ple"gi*a\, Paraplegy \Par"a*ple`gy\, n. [NL.
     paraplegia, fr. Gr. ? hemiplegia, fr. ? to strike at the
     side; para` beside + ? to strike: cf. F. parapl['e]gie.]
     Palsy of the lower half of the body on both sides, caused
     usually by disease of the spinal cord. -- Par`a*pleg"ic, a.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a
           result of trauma)

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