WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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 © 2017
    cerebral palsy, [Pathol.]
    1. 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.
    cerebral palsied. 
    • 1920–25

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    cerebral palsy n
    1. 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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