quadriplegic

[ kwod-ruh-plee-jik, -plej-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF quadriplegic

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We have all witnessed some of these applications: sensors connected to unharmed nervous terminals allow the quadriplegic to move.

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also quadraplegic, 1897, from quadriplegia + -ic. A correct, all-Greek formation would be *tessaraplegic. The noun is first attested 1912, from the adjective.

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