from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slight or partial paralysis.
- n. General paresis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A paralysis which is incomplete or which occurs in isolated areas.
- n. Inflammation of the brain as a cause of dementia or paralysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Incomplete paralysis, affecting motion but not sensation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An incomplete degree of paralysis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slight or partial paralysis
Greek, act of letting go, paralysis, from parīenai, to let fall : para-, beside; see para-1 + hīenai, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek πάρεσις (paresis, "letting go, paralysis"), from παριέναι (parienai, "relax"), from παρα- (para-) + ἰέναι (ienai, "let go"). (Wiktionary)