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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ceˈre•bral ˈpal•sy, n. [uncountable]
Pathologymuscular weakness and difficulty in coordinating movement because of damage to the brain at birth.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016 cere′bral pal′sy, [Pathol.]
- Pathologya form of paralysis believed to be caused by a prenatal brain defect or by brain injury during birth, most marked in certain motor areas and characterized by difficulty in control of the voluntary muscles.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cerebral palsy n
- a nonprogressive impairment of muscular function and weakness of the limbs, caused by lack of oxygen to the brain immediately after birth, brain injury during birth, or viral infection
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