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 History of this Word

"plegia" is from "plssein" (to strike) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
cycloplegia
diplegia
laloplegia
quadriplegic

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grammar is modifier

"-plegia" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates inability to move. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-plegia illustration Diagnoses were associated with motor monoplegia secondary to stroke.
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