Etymology
Advertisement

paraplegic (adj.)

1821, "affected with paraplegia;" see paraplegia + -ic. The noun meaning "paraplegic person" is recorded by 1890. An earlier adjectival form was paraplectic (1660s).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of paraplegic
1
paraplegic (n.)
a person who has paraplegia (is paralyzed from the waist down);
2
paraplegic (adj.)
suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord;
From wordnet.princeton.edu