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Definition of "diplegia" [diplegia]

  • Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diplegia" in a sentence
  • "Extreme maternal hypothyroidism leads to neurological cretinism, which can include spastic diplegia (a form of cerebral palsy), deafness, and severe mental retardation."
  • "Must be nice to be able to play basketball--imagine how his life would be different if he had spastic diplegia."
  • "Spasticity underlies spastic diplegia and many other forms of cerebral palsy."
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