hem·i·ple·gia (hĕm′ĭ-plējə, -jē-ə)
Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.
[Late Greek hēmiplēgiā : Greek hēmi-, hemi- + Greek -plēgiā, -plegia.]
hem′i·plegic (-plējĭk) adj. & n.
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